An Explanation of this portion of the site: Skip to Chords
This portion of the site is designed to teach visually impaired people guitar chords as they would apply to each of the twelve major keys and their relative minor keys. It is optimized to be accessed with the assistance of the JAWS for Windows Screen Reading software and other screen readers. It is recommended that you start on the key of C, since the key of C page provides a lot of information on how chords are formed and the basic theory behind chord construction.
The chords are presented in a numeric format. That is a series of 6 digits, with each representing the strings of the guitar starting from left and working to the right, we work from the High E string towards the Low E string. An X represents a string that is not plucked or strummed. A zero represents a string that is not fretted. In other words, you are not to press down on any frets of a string with a zero but it is still plucked or strummed. A 1 would represent the string being pressed down on the first fret, a 2 would mean that it is pressed down on the second fret, and so on.
The fingering works in a similar manner. An X means the string is not strummed, a zero means that the string is strummed but not fretted and the 1 would represent the index finger. The remaining fingers are represented by the 2 being the middle finger, the 3 being the ring finger and the 4 being the pinky. The thumb is not numbered.
will be presented in a chart in the following manner:
|The Key of C Major and A Minor|
|The Key of G Major and E Minor|
|The Key of F Major and D Minor|
|The Key of D Major and B Minor|
|The Key of B Flat Major and G Minor|
|The Key of A Major and F sharp Minor|
|The Key of E Flat Major and C Minor|
|The Key of E Major and C sharp Minor|
|The Key of A Flat Major and F Minor|
|The Key of B Major and G sharp Minor|
|The Key of D Flat Major and B flat Minor|
|The Key of F Sharp Major and D sharp Minor|