Open chords are the most commonly used form of chord fingerings for guitar. In addition to the fretted notes, unfretted strings also sound, which are referred as open. Because of the combination of open and fretted strings, these chords have a particularly full sounding tone that is great for song accompaniment.
In the listing above, the open chords are arranged by family according to their root.
1. row → E family
2. row → A family
3. row → D family
4. row → G family
5. row → C family
6. row → F and B7 individually
In the video, the guitarist shows two ways to practice open chords:
1. Play the chord fingerings horizontally from left to right
2. Play the chord fingerings vertically from top to bottom