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Along with power chords, "open" chord shapes are the most common basic fingering patterns found in popular styles of music.  They are typically strummed rhythmically or "arpeggiated" - notes picked individually with fingers or a pick:

A
A7
 Am
 C
 D
 D7
 Dm
 E
E7
 Em
F
G
G7
 C7
 B7


Practice Progressions:

||:   C   |   G   |   Am  |  Em   |    F    |   C   |  Dm  |  G7  :||   C

||:   A7   |   D7  |   A7  |   E7   :||   A7

||:   E    |    D    |    A    |     A    G    :| |   E

||:  Em  |    D  :||   C7  |   B7  ||   Em


Strumming Patterns:








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