If there are no markers above or below the string. Left to right: 4th. 8 . Nut Position. The location of the black circles is unalterable. the chord boxes in this book. The suggested fingering positions are only meant as a general guide and will depend. though. 2nd and 1st courses of strings. In this case the 1st or index finger marker is displayed. a three string barré to be fretted with the index finger). Chord Intervals. making the diagrams a lot less confusing and free from unnecessary clutter. A damped string.UNDERSTANDING THE CHORD BOXES The three diagrams below show the chord conventions illustrated in this guide. Whether a fretted instrument has single strings or pairs of strings. so feel free to experiment. Most experienced fretted instrument players should be familiar with them. Fret position. finger length and flexibility. other chord dictionaries and songbooks treat it as a four stringed instrument. fretting the 4th string. 3rd. Open string to be played. This convention is common to all double or triple course instruments such as the mandolin or tiple. A two string barré to be played with the fourth finger. the string should not be played. indicating the chord is to be played within the confines of the first five frets. if you want to produce the correct voicing. on hand size. Barré chord (in this example. Suggested fingering. Frets. in many instances. In this example the 3rd string should be damped using the lower pad of the middle finger.

C Chords 12 .

C / D Chords (Advanced) 21 .

Major Slash Chords 74 .

A Selection of Moveable Chord Shapes 77 .

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