Learn how to play the Ab/G# Major Guitar Chord with this free guitar lesson. This chord is found by locating the 1, 3 and 5 (Ab, C, and Eb) of the Ab Major Guitar Scale: Ab, Bb, C, Db, Eb, F and G.
This is an advanced chord and rather challenging if you are just beginning. I have included 4 different versions of this chord below in the chord charts. The very last version is the easiest of the 4.
Here is a key that will help you read the charts:
Everything on the above chart should be self explanatory, except for the last three in the third column. They may need a bit of explaining. The O, or open symbol, simply means that you do not press down on any notes on that string. The X means you do not strum that particular string. The Barre symbol means you need to barre that particular fret. When you barre a fret you are pressing down on multiple strings at the same time with one finger.
Chord Playing Tips
Be sure that you are pressing down on the strings hard enough and play each string one at a time to make sure you have a nice clean sound. If any of the strings buzz or sound muted, then something is not right.