Chord Fingering For Chords


Standard Chords:

All chords on any stringed instruments work the same way.  You should alway follow his rule:

Anytime there is more than one finger in the same fret, your smallest numbered finger is on top.  For example, a D major chord on Guitar should be fingererd with your 2nd finger on he high E-string (not your 1sr finger).

Bar Chords:

All bar chords should be fingererd the same as standard chords excluding your first finger.  The first finger should be placed slightly after all over fingers are in position.  Be sure all other fingers sound good.  Then lay the bar down flat and straight.

Tip:  Be conscious of your natural creases on your joints. If a crease hits where you should be pressing the string there is a good chance it will not sound.

Half Bar:
These can get a little tricky because it often requires you to bend your finger out.  These is un-natural so solid technique becomes more important.  However as for Fingering the rules from regular bar chords apply here as well.

Bars with fingers other than your 1st finger:
Same as above, just remember to keep your second finger straight, regardless if your bar finger is bent.