HOW TO PLAY
STEP BY STEP
How to play a A Major chord on the guitar
- Put your first finger on the second fret of the fourth string.
- Put your second finger on the second fret of the third string.
- Put your third finger on the second fret of the second string.
- Strum only the highest five strings.
HOW IT’S USED
The most common progression you’ll likely see with A Major is going from A, to D, to E, or I, IV, V.
See Stir It Up, by Bob Marley, for example:
AStir it up, Dlittle Edarlin', Astir it up
Adding in the minor six chord (F#m), you have the classic
John Denver’s Country Roads is a good example:
Country Aroads, take me Ehome. To the F#mplace, I beDlong
Other common chords in the key of A Major: