How To Play The Ab/C Chord On Guitar

Ab/C chord

Ab/C Chord Guitar Instructions

To play the Ab/C chord on your guitar, picture the Ab/C chord chart shown as your fret board and neck (if you were to stand your guitar up vertically).

The horizontal lines represent the fret bars, the vertical lines show the strings and the dots show where to place your fingers.

Play the Ab/C chord by placing your fingers exactly where the diagram shows and strumming the correct strings.

Ab/C Guitar Chord Finger Positions

Here's where you need to place your fingers when playing the Ab/C chord:

  1. Tune your guitar Tune your guitar to standard tuning
  2. Index finger: barre 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th strings on 1st fret. Use your index finger to barre the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th strings on the 1st fret.
  3. Ring finger: 3rd fret, 5th string. Place your ring finger on the 3rd fret of the 5th string.
  4. Pinky finger: 4th fret, 1st string. Place your pinky finger on the 4th fret of the 1st string.
  5. Play chord. Strum all strings, except the 6th string.

guitar strings and finger positions diagram

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These Songs Use The Ab/C Chord

Mastered playing the Ab/C chord on your guitar? Challenge yourself by trying to play these songs to help you memorise it (they all use the Ab/C chord)!

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