Below are commonly used chord shapes for various chord types. If you know the notes on the guitar fretboard, you can easily use these shapes to play any chord.

Major

The major chord is constructed from the P1 (root), M3 (major 3rd), and P5 (perfect 5th) intervals of the major scale.
major chord a form root on 5th string

Major Chord – A Form

major chord d form root on 6th string

Major Chord – D Form

major chord c form root on 5th string

Major Chord – C Form

major chord open a form

Major Chord – A Form, Open

major chord g form root on 6th string

Major Chord – G Form

major chord e form root on 6th string

Major Chord – E Form

major open chord g form

Major Chord – G Form, Open

major open chord e form

Major Chord – E Form, Open

major open chord d form

Major Chord – D Form, Open

major open chord c form

Major Chord – C Form, Open

Minor

The minor chord is constructed from the P1 (root), m3 (minor 3rd), and P5 (perfect 5th) intervals of the minor scale.
minor chord a form root on 5th string

Minor Chord – A Form

minor chord c form root on 5th string

Minor Chord – C Form

minor chord d form root on 4th string

Minor Chord – D Form

minor chord e form root on 6th string

Minor Chord – E Form

minor chord g form root on 6th string

Minor Chord – G Form

minor chord a form open

Minor Chord – A Form, Open

minor chord c form open

Minor Chord – C Form, Open

minor chord g form open

Minor Chord – G Form, Open

minor chord d form open

Minor Chord – D Form, Open

minor chord e form open

Minor Chord – E Form, Open

Major 7th

Major 7th chords are constructed from the P1 (root), M3 (major 3rd), P5 (perfect 5th), and M7 (major 7th) intervals of the major scale.
major 7 chord open root on 4

maj7 Chord – Open, Form 1

major 7 chord open root on 4

maj7 Chord – Open, Form 2

major 7 chord open root on 5

maj7 Chord – Open, Form 3

major 7 chord open root on 5

maj7 Chord – Open, Form 4

major 7 chord open root on 6

maj7 Chord – Open, Form 5

major 7 chord root on 4

maj7 Chord – Form 1

major 7 chord root on 4

maj7 Chord – Form 2

major 7 chord root on 5

maj7 Chord – Form 3

major 7 chord root on 5

maj7 Chord – Form 5

major 7 chord root on 6

maj7 Chord – Form 6

Minor 7th

The minor 7th chord is constructed from the P1 (root), m3 (minor 3rd), P5 (perfect 5th), and m7 (minor 7th) intervals of the minor scale.
min7 open chord root on 4th string

min7 Chord – Open

min7 open chord root on 5th string

min7 Chord – Open

min7 open chord root on 6th string

min7 Chord – Open

min7 open chord root on 6th string

min7 Chord – Open

min7 chord root on 5th string

min7 Chord – Form 1

min7 chord root on 4th string

min7 Chord – Form 2

min7 chord root on 6th string

min7 Chord – Form 3

min7 chord root on 6th string

min7 Chord – Form 4

Dominant 7th

Dominant 7th chords are constructed from the P1 (root), M3 (major 3rd), P5 (perfect 5th), and m7 (minor 7th) intervals of the dominant (5th scale degree) of the major scale.
dom7 open chord root on 4th string

dom7 Chord – Open

dom7 open chord root on 6th string

dom7 Chord – Open

dom7 open chord root on 5th string

dom7 Chord – Open

dom7 open chord root on 5th string

dom7 Chord – Open

dom7 open chord root on 6th string

dom7 Chord – Open

dom7 chord root on 4th string

dom7 Chord – Form 1

dom7 chord root on 5th string

dom7 Chord – Form 2

dom7 chord root on 6th string

dom7 Chord – Form 3

dom7 chord root on 5th string

dom7 Chord – Form 4

dom7 chord root on 5th string

dom7 Chord – Form 5

add9

Add9 chords are formed when a 9th is added to the 1st, 3rd, and 5th intervals of a major or minor chord.
add9 open chord root on 6th string

add9 Chord – Open

add9 chord root on 4th string

add9 Chord – Form 1

add9 open chord root on 6th string

add9 Chord – Open

add9 chord root on 5th string

add9 Chord – Form 2

add9 chord root on 5th string

add9 Chord – Form 3

add9 open chord root on 6th string

add9 Chord – Open