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Common Open-Position Chords for Rock Guitar

By Jon Chappell, Carl Verheyen

Part of Rock Guitar For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Open-position chords are aptly named because they involve unfretted strings that can ring open, along with the fretted notes. Open-position chords have a “jangly” pleasant feature, sometimes referred to as “cowboy chords.” These 24 chords make-up just about all the chords you need for rock guitar in open position:

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