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The Open C Chord Scale Shape


The open C chord is one of the first things a guitarist will learn, but did you know that there’s a “built-in” scale pattern that surrounds and encompasses the C chord?

Fig. 1

This is the old tried and true open C chord.

Fig. 2

Here’s the C chord and the C chord scale shape in tab:

Fig. 3

In this diagram you can see how the C chord fits in with the scale shape:

Fig. 4

These are the fingerings you should use: