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6 Basic Chords For A Major

In this lesson we will be examining the six main chords used for the key of A major – you will soon discover many combinations that can be heard time and time again in songs using this key. Some positions will require barring the fretboard, so be sure you’re prepared.

The six chords we’re looking at today are A, D, E, F#m, Bm and C#m.

Key of A Major


An Easy Capo Solution for A Major Chords

This is a handy way to get around the more awkward barre chord shapes in the key of A major – using a capo on the 2nd fret. This trick may not work in some scenarios, but for those who are still getting used to their barre chords, this is an easy solution to start playing in the key of A.