Chord diagrams for some common chords in major-thirds tuning

In music, a chord diagram (also called a fretboard diagram or fingering diagram) is a diagram indicating the fingering of a chord on fretted string instruments, showing a schematic view of the fretboard with markings for the frets that should be pressed when playing the chord.[1] Instruments that commonly use this notation include the guitar, banjo, lute,[2] and mandolin.

See also


  1. ^ Weissman, Dick (September 2013), Guitar Tunings, Routledge, p. 1, doi:10.4324/9780203958995, ISBN 978-1-1354-8368-5
  2. ^ Richards, Tobe A. (2016), The Renaissance Lute Chord Bible, Cabot Books, ISBN 978-1-9062-0745-8