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Chord/Capo Charts for Baritone Guitar
It seems to be really hard to find chord charts on the web for Baritone guitars that are tuned to

B - E - A - D - F# - B


If the baritone guitar is your first instrument, this page won't help you at all. The charts on this page are for baritone guitar players who used to play the guitar. To use the capo chart, below, find the actual chord in the left column. The open guitar chord pattern which results in your chosen chord is shown under Open (no capo) or the fret number for capo placement. The letters "n/a" (not applicable) are shown where there is no open chord equivalent for the chosen chord with the capo in this position. Capo 1 is the first fret, Capo 2 is the second fret, etc.

The Open guitar chord patterns referred to by this chart are as follows:

Guitar Chord Patterns
Actual
Open
Capo 1
Capo 2
Capo 3
Capo 4
Capo 5
Capo 6
Capo 7
A
D
n/a
C
B
Bb (A#)
A
n/a
G
Bb (A#)
n/a
D
n/a
C
B
Bb (A#)
A
n/a
B7
E7
n/a
D7
n/a
C7
B7
Bb7 (A#7)
A7
C
F
E
n/a
D
n/a
C
B
Bb (A#)
C# (Db)
F# (Gb)
F
E
n/a
D
n/a
C
B
D
G
F# (Gb)
F
E
n/a
D
n/a
C
D# (Eb)
n/a
G
F# (Gb)
F
E
n/a
D
n/a
E
A
n/a
G
F# (Gb)
F
E
n/a
D
F
Bb (A#)
A
n/a
G
F# (Gb)
F
E
n/a
F# (Gb)
B7
Bb (A#)
A
n/a
G
F# (Gb)
F
E
G
C
B7
Bb (A#)
A
n/a
G
F# (Gb)
F
G# (Ab)
C# (Db)
C
B
Bb (A#)
A
n/a
G
F# (Gb)

Download this table as a printable image you can carry in your baritone guitar case (you'll need to unzip it)


Every once in a while I get an email from someone who finds my capo chart totally confusing and asks something like "If I put the capo on the 4th fret and play a G chord, what it it?". For you folks I've provided the following chart. Find the open guitar chord pattern on the left. The"C" in the pink box stands for "Capo" and the number following it is the fret number, so "C1" means the capo is on the first fret, "C2" means the capo is on the second fret, and so on. In the box where the pattern intersects with the capo placement is the name of the chord you're thereby making. For example, on the baritone guitar the pattern for an open A guitar chord, with the capo on the first fret (C1), becomes an F chord. With the capo on the fourth fret (C4) the pattern for an open G chord becomes an F# (or Gb) chord. In this chart I'm only referring to a small family of (what I consider to be) open guitar chords. Specifically A, B7, C, D, E, F and G (as depicted above). In most cases modifiers can "tag along", for example, an A minor chord pattern, with the capo on the second fret, is an F# minor chord. The same would be true of an A7 or Amaj7 chord i.e. the pattern for an A7 chord, with the capo on the second fret, becomes an F#7 chord and the pattern for an Amaj7 chord, with the capo on the second fret, becomes an F#maj7 chord.

Once again, in this chart the guitar chord pattern is shown on the left and the actual chord this pattern will create on a baritone guitar is shown on the right either as an Open chord or with the specified capo placement.

Capo Chart (the other way around)
Guitar Chord
Pattern
Open
C1
C2
C3
C4
C5
C6
C7
C8
C9
C10
C11
open A
E
F
F#
Gb
G
G#
Ab
A
A#
Bb
B
C
C#
Db
D
D#
Eb
open B7
F#7
G7
G#7
Ab7
A7
A#7
Bb7
B7
C7
C#7
Db7
D7
D#7
Eb7
E7
F7
open C
G
G#
Ab
A
A#
Bb
B
C
C#
Db
D
D#
Eb
E
F
F#
Gb
open D
A
A#
Bb
B
C
C#
Db
D
D#
Eb
E
F
F#
Gb
G
G#
Ab
open E
B
C
C#
Db
D
D#
Eb
E
F
F#
Gb
G
G#
Ab
A
A#
Bb
open F
C
C#
Db
D
D#
Eb
E
F
F#
Gb
G
G#
Ab
A
A#
Bb
B
open G
D
D#
Eb
E
F
F#
Gb
G
G#
Ab
A
A#
Bb
B
C
C#
Db

Download this table as a printable image you can carry in your baritone guitar case (you'll need to unzip it)



These are the actual open chords available on a baritone guitar tuned as specified at the top of this page.




Would you like to learn more about music theory for self-taught musicians and get a better understanding of the Nashville Number System? This Post on my Google Plus, Beer Joint Musicians community page may be helpful.


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