A Guide for Beginners - Major Chords - Page 3
by Christopher Sung
The fingering for an A Major chord is a little more difficult than the C chord, especially if you have big fingers or a small guitar. The main thing is that you have to play the 2nd fret on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th strings in order to play an A. The fingering for an A chord is shown below. Also, note that the chart shows exactly where your fingers should go for this fingering. The notes are staggered a bit along the second fret because there isn't enough room to align all three of your fretting fingers vertically across the neck:
Thus, the chart for the A chord above tells us the following:
Try playing the music example below, set your loop count to "Forever" in your preferences at the bottom of the page, hit the play button, wait for the music to start, and try to play along with the example. It'll help you become more comfortable with the chord.