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June 2nd, 2012, 09:59 AM  #1 
Newbie Joined: Jun 2012 Posts: 1 Thanks: 0  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 6string, 21fret 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 1noteperstring 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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