How To Play The C5 Chord On Guitar

C5 chord

C5 Chord Guitar Instructions

To play the C5 chord on your guitar, picture the C5 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 C5 chord by placing your fingers exactly where the diagram shows and strumming the correct strings.

C5 Guitar Chord Finger Positions

Here's where to position your fingers when you play the C5 chord:

  1. Tune your guitar Tune your guitar to the standard tuning (EADGBe)
  2. Index finger: 3rd fret, 5th string. Place your index finger on the 3rd fret of the 5th string.
  3. Ring finger: 5th fret, 4th string. Place your ring finger on the 5th fret of the 4th string.
  4. Play chord. Strum the 5th and 4th strings.

guitar strings and finger positions diagram

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These Songs Use The C5 Chord

Mastered playing the C5 chord on your guitar? Challenge yourself by trying to play these songs to help you memorise it (they all use the C5 chord)!

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