The C5 chord

Chord diagram for the C5 guitar chord.
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Step by Step

Let’s walk through how to play that C5 chord, one finger at a time, on your guitar.

  1. Put your first finger on the third fret of the fifth string.
  2. Put your third finger on the fifth fret of the fourth string.
  3. Put your fourth finger on the fifth fret of the third string.
  4. Strum only the middle three strings.

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