|Various chord voicings|
A chord voicing is the vertical spacing of the notes of any given chord. For example, in a C-Major chord, the notes are C, E, and G. These notes can be arranged in many different ways. The following example shows a C-Major chord in different chord voicings.
If the notes are close together, with no spaces between chord tones, then the chord is in a close voicing. If the notes have spaces between the chord tones, then the chord is in an open voicing.