A minor chord
A minor chord for guitar in different forms, both open and barre chords.
More Am chord categories: Am7
Am barre 1st
Am barre 2nd
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.
Chords that are likely to follow A minor in progressions:
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.
Am is an abbreviation for A minor (a less common abbreviation is Amin).
Theory of the Am chordThe 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)
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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