Playing Guitar: Common Moveable Chord Forms

Part of the Guitar Songs & Styles For Dummies Cheat Sheet

A moveable chord, unlike an open-position chord, does not include open strings. If you can move, without rearranging your fingers, from position to position on the neck of the guitar, it’s a moveable chord.

6th-String Root

These moveable, or power, chords get their name because they get their root from the 6th string.

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5th-String Root

These moveable, or power, chords are rooted from the 5th string.

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5th-String Root (more chords)

These additional chords are also rooted from the 5th string.

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