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C guitar chord
Play note G on chord 6 (3rd fret)Play note C on chord 5 (3rd fret)Play note E on chord 4 (2nd fret)Play note G on chord 3 (open)Play note C on chord 2 (1st fret)Play note E on chord 1 (open)
Play chord C note by notePlay chord C
Play the C guitar chord

C Chord

String Note Finger Fret nr. Option.
6 x or G   3rd fretfr. optionalopt.
5C 3 3rd fretfr.  
4E 2 2nd fretfr.  
3G x open  
2C 1 1st fretfr.  
1E x open  

Guitar chords in the key of C major:

Chord C notes: (G), C, E, G, C and E.

The note G on the sixth string is not required, but can be played on the 3rd fret if needed. The guitar strings 3(G) and 1(E) are left open.

C major chord's alternative names: CM, Cmaj, Do major, C dur.

Steps: 1-3-5.
1(C), 3(E), 5(G).