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Use the 3 selectors here to find options for your 3 string chords. The help page will help.

Again based on the open D shape this one has no third but is an easy shape to grab and moves around the neck well. Just be aware that it may not sound exactly like you want it to without the thrid note.

Easy enough to play in the open position but you can't move it without a stretch. Sounds good though.

Based on the D major shape in the 2nd position this one has the 3 but without the tonic to hang off can sound a little odd, it's a handy shape though and moves around well so try it for yourself.

An important voicing with all three notes and the root in the bass.

In this position the 5 is in the bass

You won't come accross a minor 6 too often but it's easy to grab on a 3 string, gives us another moveable shape and sounds cool so why not?

The 5 in the bass works with this voicing too because the 3 and 7 on top define the chord really well. A useful moveable shape.

A great voicing for the 3 string this one has the root in the bass and the other two on top to define the chord very clearly. It also forms the basis of a great moveable shape for this voicing.

The Minor shape with the 5 in the bass and no tonic. In the 7th position it's a Gm chord

Compare this one to the major chord with the 3 up on the 4th fret and you'll see why the 3 is so important.

An option to substitute for a G major perhaps?

The 6 chord is commonly used in Jazz in place of a major chord. It has a cool sound that shows up in a lot of contemporary music as well. Give it a go.

No 3 in this one so the tritone doesn't happen but it's an easy shape to grab and you may need one up here.

A useful voicing with the tritone on the top and the 5 in the bass works well in a blues and is a handy moveable shape.

An important voicing with the root in the bass and the tritone on top. When playing a blues in G you need to wear this one out.