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How do you play a G chord?

Discussion in 'Tab, Tips, Theory and Technique' started by Steve 78, Mar 23, 2020.

  1. Turtleneck

    Turtleneck Tele-Holic

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    320033 for G and 332010 for C.
     
  2. ricardo1912

    ricardo1912 Friend of Leo's

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    Lovely for melodic songs. I use those two when I play Wish You Were Here.
     
  3. Pineears

    Pineears Tele-Afflicted

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    One of my favorites. XX0033. With the first finger barring the 33. 3 free fingers and they are right over some useful notes to mix with the 00 open strings.
     
  4. Frontier9

    Frontier9 Friend of Leo's

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    I play a G chord with style and taste.
     
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  5. Octorfunk

    Octorfunk Tele-Holic

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    If I'm playing in the key of G, I play it this way:

    E - 3
    B - 3
    G - 0
    D - 0
    A - x
    E - 3

    If I'm playing in the key of C, I play it this way:

    E - 3
    B - 0
    G - 0
    D - 0
    A - 2
    E - 3
     
  6. jbmando

    jbmando Poster Extraordinaire

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    Here at TDPRI, in this forum, we have kind of agreed to do our chord tabs in a uniform, intuitive, easy to read way. We like 320003 and 320033 rather than typing them vertically. :)
     
  7. Thinline casket

    Thinline casket Tele-Meister

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    For bluegrass, I ALWAYS play 3x0033. This is, of course, NOT a G. It is, as others have pointed out, a power 'chord.' I put chord in quotes because a chord requires 3 notes. This has no 3rd. Grassers call it the Tony Rice 'chord,' because without the 3rd you can play major or minor (or both!).

    For non-grass, I sometimes leave the index free (320003) because the G7 and C are easier. On electric I play 3 notes somewhere. After playing jazz and funk, I find barre chords redundant and clunky. Just me.
     
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  8. dlew919

    dlew919 Doctor of Teleocity

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    Actually for smoke on the water it’s

    X
    X
    O
    O
    X
    X


    ;)


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