Major chords are made up of 3 notes a 1st, 3rd, and 5th of the corresponding major scale. They tend to sound "happy" and are used in hundreds of pop songs. Take your time and work on memorizing the chord shapes and fingerings in order to increase your knowledge. If you would like some additional information of how major chords are constructed visit the
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The following are the most commonly used major chords for playing guitar. There are many variations available but it is important to master the most commonly used first and continue from there.
Major Seventh Chords
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