C5 chord

C5 chords (C power chord) for guitar in different forms, including shapes with alternative bass note.

 

C5

C5 chord diagram

The diagram shows a popular way to play C5, involving two strings. The root note is on the 5th string. The chord consists of the notes C and G.

Alternative shapes without a double octave note


C5 power chords

C5 with a double octave

C5

  • C5 in open position

C5

  • C5 in close position

C5 alternative chords

C5/G

  • C5/G

C5/G II

  • C5/G

Theory and information

Try in a chord progression

C5 - D5 - E5

Chord names

C5 is also called C power chord. C5/Gis an inversion of the chord.

Notes in the chord

The notes that the C5 chord consists of are C, G.
When it is played with three notes the C note is duplicated on a higher octave.

Written in tab format (main version in open position)

- - -
- - -
- - -
- 5 -
- 3 -
- - -

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