The G Chord in the Open Position – Shape 1

The G Major Guitar Chord in the Open Position

This shape for the G major chord is one of the chords from our list of the top-10 most useable guitar chords that every beginner should learn. 



  • Ring finger on G (E-string)

    Alternative: middle finger


  • Little finger on G (e-string)

    Alternative: ring finger

  • Ring finger mutes A-string

    Alternative: middle finger