How to Play Minor Chords

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Introduction: How to Play Minor Chords

Minor chords are crucial to playing an instrument, found in nearly every song ever written. In seven quick steps you can learn all of the minor chords and then get started learning all of those songs you've been itching to play.

You can check out the YouTube video or go to the pictures and learn at your own pace.

Step 1: A-Minor

A Minor is the most popular of all minor chords, fittingly the first one to learn.

Middle finger on the second fret of D

Ring finger on the second fret of G

Index finger on the first fret of B

Step 2: B-Minor

Index finger on the second fret of A

Ring finger on the fourth fret of D

Pinky finger on the fourth fret of G

Middle finger on the third fret of B

Step 3: C-Minor

Pinky finger on the third fret of A

Index finger on the first fret of D

Middle finger on the first fret of B

Step 4: D-Minor

Middle finger on the second fret of G

Ring finger on the third fret of B

Index finger on the first fret of High E

Step 5: E-minor

Middle finger on the second fret of A

Ring finger on the second fret of D

Step 6: F-Minor

The three 1's on the first fret indicate that you bar the top three strings with your index finger. To do that, lie your index finger flat on the strings and press firmly.

Ring finger on the third fret of D

Index finger barred on the first fret of G, B, and High E

Step 7: G-Minor

Middle finger on the third fret of E

Ring finger on the third fret of G

Pinky finger on the third fret of High E

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