This lesson and chord diagram shows how easy it is to play an A chord on the guitar. Beginners can take the A guitar chord diagram and use it in combination with the pictures to learn how to make an A major guitar chord so they can get started playing real music!
The A major guitar chord diagram should be easy enough to understand but if it's not I took an actual picture of my fingers on the neck of my Gibson while making a A major guitar chord.
Here is a closeup showing how to position your fingers on the fretboard of the guitar.
For those of you who prefer reading written instructions, I will tell you exactly where to place your fingers and tell you how to make an A chord on the guitar in just a few easy steps.
To play the A guitar chord place your:
How to Strum the Guitar When Making an A Chord
You will strum all of the strings of the guitar when making an A guitar chord EXCEPT the 6th string which, as you can see, is marked by that RED X that I told you about.
Playing these five strings but not the sixth may seem difficult at first and your fingers may get a little sore but but before you know it you'll have callouses on your fingertips and playing the A Major chord on the guitar will become second nature.
When you get really good at making the A chord, consider learning the D chord and the E chord on the guitar next (if you haven't already learned them). When you get these three behind you; you will really start to play songs and have fun.
After you master the A, D and E chords we will be ready to play our first chord progression and dig deep into Easy Guitar Guy's Free Guitar Lessons. Start wood shedding and learn how to play an A chord on the guitar so we can leave all this basic stuff behind us.