C minor chord

C minor chord for guitar in different forms: open, barre chords and with a capo.
More Cm chord categories: Cm7


  • Cm chord diagram

Cm (capo 3)

  • Cm with capo chord diagram

Cm barre 1st

  • Cm barre chord diagram

Cm barre 2nd

  • Cm barre chord diagram

Alternative shapes


  • Cm chord diagram

Try in a chord progression

Eb - Cm - Ab - Eb - Bb

Finger position (Cm chord)

Index (1st) finger on 4th (thinnest) string, 1st fret.
Ring (2nd) finger on 5th (thinnest) string, 3rd fret.

Chord names

Cm is an abbreviation  for C minor (a less common abbreviation is Cmin).

Theory of the Cm chord

The notes that an Cm chord consists of is C, Eb, G.
To get Cm7 add Bb.
To get Cm6 add A.

Alternatives with capo

Am shape with a capo on 3rd fret (see picture).
Em shape with a capo on 7th fret.


1st inversion: Cm/Eb (means that Eb is the bass note).
2nd inversion: Cm/G (means that G is the bass note).
Diagrams of these inversions

Written in tab format

- - -
- - -
- 0 -
- 1 -
- 3 -
- - -

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