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  
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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-b7-9-11-13)

Spelling: 1st(A), 3rd(C#), 5th(E), b7th(G), 9th(B), 11th(D), 13th(F#)

Please Note: Because 13th chords are made up of 7 notes, they are impossible to play on a 6 string guitar. At least one note is always omitted and sometimes more than one depending on the shape of the chord. In these charts the 11th note (D) has been omitted.

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