How To Play A5 Chord On Guitar

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A5 Chord on Guitar

A5 Guitar Chords

Do You know about this Chord? In this article, you’ll learn all about this chord. How to play this chord, how many different methods to play this chord.
We know that playing a chord in the guitar is difficult as compared with the piano, So its shape & position is very important to play any chords on the guitar.

What is a A5 Chord?

This Chord is made up of three musical note, a combination of two root notes with its 5th note (E). This is one of the most important chords of the same scale. It is less used chord compared to other chords of its family-like major, minor, 7th, etc.
To understand this Chord let’s see this scale.

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A ABC#DEF#G#A
A ABCDEFGA
A bluesACDD#EG

In the above image, we clearly understand that 1st note is the root note of the Scale and its 5th note is E so to form this Chord we have to play two root note with its 5th note E.

Difference with Power Chord

Basically, this is 3note chord and its power chord is a two-note chord.
To play this chord we need three string or note as root not, 5th note and another root note. while in power chord only two strings or notes be played as root note and its 5th note

Different Position & Shape

A5 Chord open positionA5 ChordA5 Chord on 2nd fretA5 Chord 5th postionA5 Chord in 14th fretA5 Chord on 17th fretA5 Chord on 19th fretA5 Chord 7th fretA5 Chord 12th fret

How to play this Chord?

Open Position

Open position
Open position

This is the easiest shape in its open position. Place your 2nd finger on the 2nd fret of the 2nd string, 3rd finger on the 2nd fret of the 3rd string, and 5th string is played as open.

2nd fret Position

A5 Chord

This is another version of this Chord on the 2nd fret. This shape is a little bit tough to play properly because of its distance between the 2nd fret and 5th fret. Keep 4th string open then with your 1st finger on the 2nd fret of both 3rd and 4th string.

 2nd fret
2nd fret

This is almost same as previous chord. To play this Chord, place your 1st finger on 2nd fret of the 3rd string, place your little finger/4th finger on the 5th fret of both 2nd and 1st string.

5th position

5th fret postion
5th fret postion

In this position 1st finger on the 5th fret of 6th string, 3rd finger on the 7th fret of 5th string and 4th finger on the 7th fret of 4th string Rest all strings not to be played.

7th fret Position

7th fret Position
7th fret Position

In this position, on the 7th fret place your 1st finger for 4th string, with your 3rd finger on the 9th fret of 3rd string and 4th finger on the 10th fret of 2nd string.

12th fret Position

A5 Chord 12th fret
12th fret Position

To play this Chord on the 12th fret the same as its open position. To play this Chord, place the 1st finger on the 12th fret of the 5th string, 3rd finger on the 14th fret of 4th string.

14th fret Position

14th fret Position
14th fret

This position is on the 14th fret. To play this place the 1st finger on the 14th fret of the 3rd string, 3rd finger on the 17th fret of 2nd string and 4th finger on the 17th fret of the 1st string.

Position on 17th fret

17th fret Position
17th fret Position

To play this Chord position, Place 1st finger on the 17th fret of 6th string, 3rd finger on the 19th fret of 5th string, and 4th finger on the 19th fret of 4th string.

19th fret

19th fret
19th fret Position

This is the last but not the least, You already have played this shape on 7th position. To play this shape place the 1st finger on the 19th fret of 4th string, 3rd finger on the 21st fret of 3rd string and 4th finger on the 22nd fret of the 2nd string.

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