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When guitar chord information appears as chord and strumming pattern annotations in the tab player, in the chord browser tool, and other places in the app, the name of the chord is often abbreviated for brevity, ease of reading, and to conserve space. For example a "G Minor" chord might be labeled "Gm" and a "Dominant Seventh with Suspended Fourth" chord in the key of A may be labeled "A 7sus4".

The following table lists guitar chords recognized by the FATpick app and the abbreviated names commonly used to refer to them.

Chord Listing

For your reference, in addition to the long-form and short-form names, the table describes the interval pattern that defines all chords of the given type and provides an example of the notes of the chord for a specific root (the key of C).

EXAMPLE:

A major chord is composed of the first, third and fifth notes of a major scale - known as the root, major-third (4 semi-tones above the root) and perfect-fifth (7 semi-tones above the root). This pattern is indicated by highlights at position 0, position 4 and position 7 in the interval formula.

Setting our root note to C, our notes would be numbered 0=C, 1=Db, 2=D, 3=Eb, 4=E, 5=F, 6=Gb, 7=G. That works out to the root note C, the major 3rd E, and perfect 5th G. (where C=0, E=4, G=7). These are the notes - C, E, G - that appear in the example column of the table for the major chord.

Major Chords

Chord Name
/Abbreviation
Example
(Notes in C)
Interval Formula
(Half-Steps from Root)
Major
Maj
C​E​G​01234567891011
Major 6th
Maj6
6
C​E​G​A​01234567891011
Major 6th 9th Added
Maj6add9
6/9
C​E​G​A​D+101234567891011121314151617181920212223
Major 6th Sharp 11th Added
Maj6aug11
6#11
C​E​G​A​G♭+101234567891011121314151617181920212223
Major 7th
Maj7
M7
C​E​G​B​01234567891011
Major 9th
Maj9
M9
C​E​G​B​D+101234567891011121314151617181920212223
Major 13th
Maj13
M13
C​E​G​B​D+1F+1A+101234567891011121314151617181920212223
Major 9th Added
Madd9
+9
C​E​G​D+101234567891011121314151617181920212223
Major 2nd Added
Madd2
+2
C​D​E​G​01234567891011
Major 11th Added
Madd11
+11
C​E​G​F+101234567891011121314151617181920212223
Major 4th Added
Madd4
+4
C​E​F​G​01234567891011

 

Minor Chords

Chord Name
/Abbreviation
Example
(Notes in C)
Interval Formula
(Half-Steps from Root)
Minor
min
m
C​E♭​G​01234567891011
Minor Major 7th
minMaj7
m(M7)
C​E♭​G​B​01234567891011
Minor 6th
min6
m6
C​E♭​G​A​01234567891011
Minor 7th
min7
m7
C​E♭​G​B♭​01234567891011
Minor Major 9th
minMaj9
m(M9)
C​E♭​G​B​D+101234567891011121314151617181920212223
Minor 6th 9th Added
m6add9
m6/9
C​E♭​G​A​D+101234567891011121314151617181920212223
Minor 9th
min9
m9
C​E♭​G​B♭​D+101234567891011121314151617181920212223
Minor 11th
min11
m11
C​E♭​G​B♭​D+1F+101234567891011121314151617181920212223
Minor 13th
min11
m13
C​E♭​G​B♭​D+1F+1A+101234567891011121314151617181920212223

 

Suspended Chords

Chord Name
/Abbreviation
Example
(Notes in C)
Interval Formula
(Half-Steps from Root)
Suspended 2nd
sus2
C​D​G​01234567891011
Suspended 4th
sus4
sus
C​F​G​01234567891011
Suspended Dominant 7th
7sus
C​G​B♭​01234567891011
Dominant 7th Suspended 4th
7sus4
C​F​G​B♭​01234567891011

 

Augmented Chords

Chord Name
/Abbreviation
Example
(Notes in C)
Interval Formula
(Half-Steps from Root)
Augmented 5th
aug5
aug
C​E​A♭​01234567891011
Dominant 7th Sharp 5th Added
7aug5
7(#5)
C​E​A♭​B♭​01234567891011
Augmented 5th Sharp 11th Added
aug#11
+(#11)
C​E​A♭​G♭+101234567891011121314151617181920212223
Major 7th Sharp 5th
Maj7#5
M7(#5)
C​E​A♭​B​01234567891011
Dominant 9th Sharp 5th
9aug5
9(#5)
C​E​A♭​B♭​D+101234567891011121314151617181920212223
Dominant 13th Sharp 5th
13aug5
13(#5)
C​E​A♭​B♭​D+1F+1A+101234567891011121314151617181920212223

 

Diminished Chords

Chord Name
/Abbreviation
Example
(Notes in C)
Interval Formula
(Half-Steps from Root)
Diminished
dim
d
C​E♭​G♭​01234567891011
Diminished 7th
dim7
d7
C​E♭​G♭​A​01234567891011
Minor 7th Flat 5th
m7b5
C​E♭​G♭​B♭​01234567891011

 

Dominant Chords

Chord Name
/Abbreviation
Example
(Notes in C)
Interval Formula
(Half-Steps from Root)
Dominant 7th
Dom
7
C​E​G​B♭​01234567891011
Dominant 7th Flat 5th
Dom7b5
7b5
C​E​G♭​B♭​01234567891011
Dominant 7th Flat 13th Added
Dom7b13
7b13
C​E​G​A♭​B♭​01234567891011
Dominant 7th Flat 9th Added
Dom7b9
7b9
C​E​G​B♭​D♭+101234567891011121314151617181920212223
Dominant 7th Sharp 11th Added
Dom7#11
7(#11)
C​E​G​B♭​G♭+101234567891011121314151617181920212223
Dominant 7th Sharp 9th Added
Dom7#9
7(#9)
C​E​G​B♭​E♭+101234567891011121314151617181920212223
Dominant 9th
Dom9
9
C​E​G​B♭​D+101234567891011121314151617181920212223
Dominant 9th Flat 5th
Dom9b5
9b5
C​E​G♭​B♭​D+101234567891011121314151617181920212223
Dominant 11th
Dom11
11
C​E​G​B♭​D+1F+101234567891011121314151617181920212223
Dominant 9th Sharp 11th
Dom9#11
9(#11)
C​E​G​B♭​D+1G♭+101234567891011121314151617181920212223
Dominant 13th
Dom13
13
C​E​G​B♭​D+1F+1A+101234567891011121314151617181920212223
Dominant 13th Flat 9th
Dom13b9
13b9
C​E​G​B♭​D♭+1F+1A+101234567891011121314151617181920212223
Dominant 13th Sharp 11th
Dom13#11
13(#11)
C​E​G​B♭​D+1G♭+1A+101234567891011121314151617181920212223
Dominant 13th Sharp 9th
Dom13#9
13(#9)
C​E​G​B♭​E♭+1F+1A+101234567891011121314151617181920212223

 

Dyads (Two-Tone) Chords

A "dyad" is a pair of notes a fixed number of steps apart. Technically this makes an interval rather than a full chord in the strict, formal sense of the term. But certain two-tone intervals are often informally known as "shell chords" or "power chords".

TIP: To view dyads as chord annotations in the FATpick tab player enable the "Discover Power Chords" option found in Gameplay Settings.

Chord Name
/Abbreviation
Example
(Notes in C)
Interval Formula
(Half-Steps from Root)
Minor 2nd
m2p
C​D♭​01234567891011
Major 2nd
2p
C​D​01234567891011
Minor 3rd (No 5th)
m3p(no5)
m3p
C​E♭​01234567891011
Major 3rd (No 5th)
3p(no5)
3p
C​E​01234567891011
Perfect 4rd
4p
C​F​01234567891011
Diminished 5th
d5p(no3)
5-p
C​G♭​01234567891011
Perfect 5th (No 3rd)
5p(no3)
5p
C​G​01234567891011
Augmented 5th (No 3rd)
5+p(no3)
5+p
C​A♭​01234567891011
Major 6th
6p
C​A​01234567891011
Minor 7th
m7p
C​B♭​01234567891011
Major 7th
7p
C​B​01234567891011
Perfect Octave
8p
C​C+101234567891011121314151617181920212223
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