Open Chords G Shapes
The picture above shows the open G Major chord.
Every note in this chord is played when strummed.
Individual notes can be played when using an arpeggio technique.
The three root notes can be found at the 3rd fret on both E strings,
and at the open position on the G string.
The two B notes can be found on the open B string and the black
chord note at the 2nd fret on the A string.
The D note open note is found on the open D string.
The picture above shows the G Minor chord. As can be seen it bears no resemblance
to the G major chord in shape. There are several options on ways to shape this chord.
But I always use this one, as it offers an easier grip for the fingers.
This shape is similar to the F minor. But moved two frets higher up the fret board.
If you check out the F major and F minor changes above,
this works in the exact same manner.
It differs from the G major in tonal quality by having the B note,
which in this case is found at the 4th fret on the G string
dropped to the A# note at the 3rd fret on the G string
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