How to Read Banjo Chord Charts

Banjo chord diagrams are a simple way of representing a specific chord voicing. They consist of a grid with vertical and horizontal lines. These lines correspond to the strings and frets on the banjo. Symbols are added to the diagram to indicate which strings and frets are played, which fingering to use, and the name of the chord.

A chord diagram is shown below with each part labeled:

Banjo chord diagram labeled to show what each part is

Explanation of the Parts of a Chord Diagram