2 Sring 5th Chords

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If you know the E & A shaped bar chords, then 5th chords are just an easier version of them. In some cases I teach students 5th chords first, to get students use to the placement names and positioning up and down the neck of the guitar.

ROOT 6 (5th Chords)

You can see how a root 6 position 5th chord
is only the lower two strings of the E shaped bar chord.

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The most common 5th chord only use the lowest two strings of an E and A shaped bar chord. Although there is a 3 string 5th chord as well !