This portion of the site is designed to teach visually impaired people guitar chords by their root note names. It is optimized to be accessed with the assistance of the JAWS for Windows Screen Reading software and other screen readers.
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 Low E string towards the High 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.
All chords will be presented in a chart in the following manner:
About the Chord Index: Skip to chord index Just click on the link to the chords that have the root note to the chord you are looking for. For example, if you are looking for a C Major chord or a C Minor chord, just click on the C link. Then you will be taken to a table that lists all of the chords named after the C root tone. At the bottom of every table, there will be a link to return back to the top of the page as well as a link to return to the chord index where you can choose the root note of the chord of your choice, if you want to search for another chord.
Note that some notes may have two names. The A sharp, for instance, can also be referred to as a B flat.