A minor chord

A minor chord for guitar in different forms, both open and barre chords.
More Am chord categories: Am7


  • Am chord diagram

Am barre 1st

  • Am barre chord diagram

Am barre 2nd

  • Am barre chord diagram

Try in a chord progression

Am - F - G - C

Chords that sounds good together with A minor

The primary chords that sound good to combine with Am in chord progressions are: C, Dm, Em, F, G.
Secondary chords are among many other: Cmaj7, Dm7, E, F6, G11, Bm7b5.

Follow-up chords

Chords that are likely to follow A minor in progressions:
› C
› Dm
› E
› G

Finger position (Am chord)

Index (1st) finger on 2nd (thinnest) string, 1st fret.
Middle (2nd) finger on 4th (thinnest) string, 2nd fret.
Ring (3rd) finger on 3rd (thinnest) string, 2nd fret.

Chord names

Am is an abbreviation  for A minor (a less common abbreviation is Amin).

Theory of the Am chord

The notes that an Am chord consists of are A, C, E.
To get Am7 add G.
To get Am6 add F#.


1st inversion: Am/C (means that C is the bass note).
2nd inversion: Am/E (means that E is the bass note).
Diagrams of these inversions

Alternative shapes and voicings

Other ways to play A minor, in short notation:

XX7555 - could be combined with XX6557 (Am9 voicing) and XX5558 (Am7 voicing)

Omissions (dyads)

Am (no3) is a A minor with no third (C).
Am (no5) is a A minor with no fifth (E).

Written in tab format

- 0 -
- 1 -
- 2 -
- 2 -
- 0 -
- - -

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