A5 chord

A5 chords (A power chord) for guitar in different forms, including in open position and with alternative bass note.


A5 chord diagram

The diagram shows a popular way to play A5. This is an open chord and includes only one finger. The chord consists of the notes A and E.

Shapes without a double octave note

A5 power chords

A5 with a double octave

A5 (open)

  • A5 in open position X022XX


  • A5 in close position 577XXX

A5 alternative chords


  • A5/E chord diagram XX22XX


  • A5/E chord diagram XXXX55

Theory and information

Try in a chord progression

A5 - D5 - E5

Chord names

A5 is also called A power chord. A5/E is an inverted version of the chord.

Notes in the chord

The notes that the A5 chord consists of are A, E.
When it's played with three notes the A note is duplicated on a higher octave.

Finger position

Index (1st) finger on 4th (thinnest) string, 2nd fret.

Written in tab format (main version in open position)

- - -
- - -
- - -
- 2 -
- 0 -
- - -

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