Chord Fingering Applet
The chords in the following program have been selected to be relatively
easy to finger. In order to accomplish that, barred chords are excluded
except for fairly easy ones (F, D Major 7). No other finger besides the
index is very barred. The only key that is muted is the low E string.
The numbers in the circales indicate which finger to use:1 indicates the
pointer , 2 the middle, 3 the ring, 4 the pinky. An effort has been made
to keep the pointer finger free. For example, the A chord uses fingers
2,3 and 4, rather than 1,2,3. This helps speed up chord changes. It also
prevents having to learn a new fingering when learning barred chords.
The only string to be muted is the Low E string. This should be done with
the thumb. If the E doesn't appear above the string, it is recommended
that it be muted. Sometimes a chord contains E, but the low E is muted.
If several strings all play E, a chord can have more of an E feel than
the key it is suppose to be. If the high E string is sounded, try adding
the low E also and listen. The important thing is how you feel the chord