I’m making my own chord book and was wondering if F Major and B Major Chords are classed as open chords? If not would it still be okay to add them in with my open chords section?
F is an E shape barre chord, B is an A shape barre.
I’m sorry it was a stupid question. I should of looked at a chord diagram before posting, a bit lazy on my part. I just presumed those 2 chords were in the open position. I’ll stick them in a barre chord section. Thank you for your help.
Justin’s chord library will help you in your task.
Little footnote: both the F major and B major can be played as E-shape or A-shape barre chords, but that will be a bit further down the road for you.
If you want to have the F major and B major as open chords, you will need to use an alternate tuning. For example, tuning all strings 1 semitone lower than standard will give you an open B chord if you play the “usual” open C grip. Similarly, tuning all strings 1 semitone higher (or putting a capo at the 1st fret in standard tuning) will give you an open F chord with the “usual” open E grip. Of course, there are several other options with alternate tunings, e.g. open tunings.