Open Chords F Shapes
The picture above shows the open F Major chord.
This chord is the same as the E major
shape, but moved up one step.
This shape is the open version, not the full barred version.
The E and A open notes tend to muted when using this shape.
As the focus is on the four strings above them.
The two root notes are found at the 3rd fret on the D string,
and at the 1st fret on the E string.
The chord notes A and C are found at the 2nd fret on the
G string and at the 1st fret on the B string respectively.
The picture above shows the F Minor chord.
It differs from the F major by having the A note on the G string 2nd fret
dropped to the G# note at the 1st fret
All remaining notes are exactly the same.
The sound produced has a more haunting quality that
lacks the fuller crisper sound of the major shape