A chords for guitar

24 of the best

Chords in A

All 'A' chords are derived from the A Major Scale which consists of 3 sharps - F#, C# and G# and reads: A - B - C# - D - E - F# - G#. We have chosen 24 popular chords including open and barre chords with charts displaying string notes along with fret and finger placement.

A Major key signature
Scale of A Major
A B C# D E F# G#
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th
  9th   11th   13th  

A - A major (1-3-5)

Spelling: 1st(A), 3rd(C#), 5th(E)

You may want to delve a little deeper into A Major chords Delve Deeper


A7 - A seventh (1-3-5-b7)

Spelling: 1st(A), 3rd(C#), 5th(E), b7th(G)

A7 Delve Deeper


Am - A minor (1-b3-5)

Spelling: 1st(A), b3rd(C), 5th(E)

Am Delve Deeper


Am7 - A minor seventh (1-b3-5-b7)

Spelling: 1st(A), b3rd(C), 5th(E), b7th(G)

Am7 Delve Deeper


Amaj7 (A Δ 7 ) - A major seventh (1-3-5-7)

Spelling: 1st(A), 3rd(C#), 5th(E), 7th(G#)

Amaj7 Delve Deeper


Asus4 (A sus) - A suspended fourth (1-4-5)

Spelling: 1st(A), 4th(D), 5th(E) - No third

Asus4 Delve Deeper


A7sus4 (A7+4) - A seventh suspended fourth (1-4-5-b7)

Spelling: 1st(A), 4th(D), 5th(E), b7th(G) - No third

A7sus4 Delve Deeper


A6 - A sixth (1-3-5-6)

Spelling: 1st(A), 3rd(C#), 5th(E), 6th(F#)

A6 Delve Deeper


Am6 - A minor sixth (1-b3-5-6)

Spelling: 1st(A), b3rd(C), 5th(E), 6th(F#)

Am6 Delve Deeper


A9 - A ninth (1-3-5-b7-9)

Spelling: 1st(A), 3rd(C#), 5th(E), b7th(G), 9th(B)

A9 Delve Deeper


Am9 - A minor ninth (1-b3-5-b7-9)

Spelling: 1st(A), b3rd(C), 5th(E), b7th(G), 9th(B)

Am9 Delve Deeper


Amaj9 (A  ⃤  9 ) - A major ninth (1-3-5-7-9)

Spelling: 1st(A), 3rd(C#), 5th(E), 7th(G#), 9th(B)

Amaj9 Delve Deeper


A6/9 - A six 9 OR A major sixth added ninth (1-3-5-6-9)

Spelling: 1st(A), 3rd(C#), 5th(E), 6th(F#), 9th(B)


A7#9 (A7+9) - A seventh augmented ninth (1-3-5-b7-#9)

Spelling: 1st(A), 3rd(C#), 5th(E), b7th(G), #9th(C)


A7b9 (A7-9) - A seventh flat nine or A seventh minor ninth (1-3-5-b7-b9)

Spelling: 1st(A), 3rd(C#), 5th(E), b7th(G), b9th(Bb)


Aaug (A+) - A augmented (1-3-#5)

Spelling: 1st(A), 3rd(C#), #5th(F)

More on augmented chords and why they can be played using similar shapes in a variety of positions.


A7#5 (A7+5) - A seventh augmented fifth (1-3-#5-b7)

Spelling: 1st(A), 3rd(C#), #5th(F), b7th(G)


Adim (Aº) - A diminished (1-b3-b5)

Spelling: 1st(A), b3rd(C), b5th(Eb)


Adim7 (Aº7) - A diminished seventh (1-b3-b5-bb7)

Spelling: 1st(A), b3rd(C), b5th(Eb), bb7th(Gb)

More on diminished 7th chords and why they can be played using similar shapes in a variety of positions... the 1st position is the most popular.


A-5 - A diminished fifth (1-3-b5)

Spelling: 1st(A), 3rd(C#), b5th(Eb)


A7b5 (A7-5) - A seventh diminished fifth (1-3-b5-b7)

Spelling: 1st(A), 3rd(C#), b5th(Eb), b7th(G)


A9b5 (A9-5) - A ninth diminished fifth (1-3-b5-b7-9)

Spelling: 1st(A), 3rd(C#), b5th(Eb), b7th(G), 9th(B)


A11 - A eleventh (1-3-5-b7-9-11)

Spelling: 1st(A), 3rd(C#), 5th(E), b7th(G), 9th(B), 11th(D)


A13 - A thirteenth (1-3-5-b7-9-13)

Spelling: 1st(A), 3rd(C#), 5th(E), b7th(G), 9th(B), 13th(F#)

Please Note: Because 13th chords are made up of 7 notes, they are impossible to play on a 6 string guitar. In the charts above we have not included the 11th note as this is a dominant 13th chord and the 11th note (D) conflicts with the 3rd note (C#) by a semitone.

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