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June 2nd, 2012, 09:59 AM   #1
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Number of possible guitar chords?

First of all I apologize if this has been covered before, or is in the wrong thread. Anyway, I would like if someone would give me an approximate number here...
Considering a standard 6-string, 21-fret guitar (therefore 22 notes per string, including open strings) how many chords would be possible with the following limitations..
-A chord must consist of no less than 3 notes, and no more than 6
-No more than 1 note can come from one string at a time
-Assume the player can't reach any more than 4 frets (chords must be kept within 4 frets)
-Only 4 fingers, but the index, ring, and little finger can fret more than one at a time (but ONLY at the same fret)
-Notes may be duplicated as long as the 1-note-per-string rule is observed

With the above limitations, approximately how many guitar chords are (physically) possible? Let me know if it's not enough information.
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