A Major Guitar Chord Lesson

Learn how to play several advanced voicings or arrangements of the A Major Chord. If you are looking for beginner versions of this chord, click here to reach the beginner A Major Guitar Chord Lesson.

The A Major Chord is made up of  the 1 , 3 and 5 positions of the A Major Scale: A B C# D E F# G# A, or the notes  A,  C# and E.

A Major Chord Notes: A C# E

Basic Guitar Chords 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.