C Sharp Major Guitar Chord Lesson

Learn how to play the C# Major Guitar Chord with this free lesson.

The C Sharp Major Guitar Chord (also known as Db Major) is found by locating the 1, 3 and 5 positions (C#, E# and G#) of the C# Scale: C#, D#, E#, F#, G#, A#, and B#.

So the notes of the C# Major Chord are: C#, E# and G#

Here is a key that will help you read the chart:

Guitar Chord Chart Key

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.

C# Major Guitar Chord Video Demonstrations

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.