C minor chord
Cm (capo 3)
Cm barre 1st
Cm barre 2nd
Try in a chord progression
Eb - Cm - Ab - Eb - Bb
Chords that sounds good together with C minor
The primary chords that sound good to combine with Cm in chord progressions are: Eb, Fm, Gm, Ab, Bb.
Chords that are likely to follow C minor in progressions:
Finger position (Cm chord)
Index (1st) finger on 4th (thinnest) string, 1st fret.
Ring (2nd) finger on 5th (thinnest) string, 3rd fret.
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Cm is an abbreviation for C minor (a less common abbreviation is Cmin).
Theory of the Cm chordThe notes that a Cm chord consists of are C, Eb, G.
To get Cm7 add Bb.
To get Cm6 add A.
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
Cm (no3) is a C minor with no third (Eb).
Cm (no5) is a C minor with no fifth (G).
Alternatives with capo
Am shape with a capo on 3rd fret (see picture).
Em shape with a capo on 7th fret.
Written in tab format
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