Chords and moveable shapes

Shapes are classified as

  1. chords (or not)
  2. moveable (or not)


All the notes can be strummed at the same time.

not a chord

All the notes may not be able to be played at the same time. Instead, they are possibilities - like the notes in a scale.


The shape can be moved along the neck, so you can use it with different keys or chords.

not moveable

The shape is fixed position and cannot be moved. Usually these are open chords.

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