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Forget the notes for a moment, just look at the intervals. The layout moves up and down the neck based on your root note of the chord you want to play.
you can see when the root note is on the E string you have a G shape to the left and an E shape to the right
When the root note is on the A string you have a C shape to the left and A shape to the right
When the root note is on the D string you have the E shape on the left and the D shape on the right.
I use the picture below to create/construct any chord by making use of Chord formulas. (Premium membership)
Printable version of the above image. (for free)
Any chord can easily be constructed, going from major, minor chords upto 6/b9, diminished, augmented, 9, 11, 13, etc ....
Important !! from the moment we add a dominant 7 (b7) in the chord, eg. the numbers 2, 4, etc... get incremented by 7 so you get 9, 11, etc...
eg. an example of a 9 chord for the C or A shape (R-3-5-b7-9) based on the first image.
results in this chord : (C9 in this example, because the root note on the 5th string on fret 3 is a C)
See : 12 variations of a chord to get more examples on how this can be used
See : Chord formulas in order to understand it completely.
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written by Peter Bos