C Major Chord Review

This is a diagram of the open string C chord.

In this diagram the blue numbers indicate typical fingerings.

The open string C chord is typically of the first chords learned.

All six strings are strummed.

Three strings are pressed and three strings are left open.

Please note that there are only 3 different notes in this Major C chord.

These notes are C, E, and G.

These notes represent:

The 1st or root note of the C Major scale C
The 3rd note of the C Major scale E
The 5th note of the C Major scale G

Please remember that the C Major scale has NO sharps or flats.

C Major chord diagram