How To Use Chord Finder


Are you looking for a guitar chord? You’ve come to the right place. You will find here more than 2,700 guitar chords with finger placements and audio samples. To find a particular chord you have to click on the chord’s root note…


...and the type of chord you are looking for.


Depending on how high on the guitar neck you want to play, there are different variations for each chord. Open chords (chords that have at least one open string sound) are usually easier to play and they are recommended for beginners (see how to play chord).


To find additional information about the chord, like it’s steps and it’s notes, click on the info button.


Click the audio play button to hear how this particular chord variation sounds when played on a guitar.


If you are looking for a less common chord, click the “Advanced” button, and you will see the full list of all chord types that are listed in our database.


To find additional sound options and display options, like mode for left-handed musicians, and vertical fretboard mode, click the settings button.

How To Play A Guitar Chord

  • A chord is three or more notes played simultaneously.
  • The fingers of the left hand are labeled with numbers.
    • 1 - index finger
    • 2 - middle finger
    • 3 - ring finger
    • 4 - little finger
  • In our app the bottom guitar strings are the thickest (lowest in pitch), and the highest is the thinnest (highest in pitch).
  • The frets are numbered starting from guitar's nut.
  • Put your left hand's fingers on the correct strings and frets.
  • A string marked with a circle without a number (   ) does not need to be pressed - it will remain open.
  • Strum guitar strings with your right hand using your fingers or a pick.
  • Don't play strings marked with a red cross (X).