F minor chord

F minor chord for guitar in both basic form and as barre chords.

Diagram with fingerings

Fm / Fmin / Fmi / F minor

Fm chord diagram with fingerings

Diagram with notes

Fm / Fmin / Fmi / F minor

Fm chord diagram with notes

Alternative shapes

Fm

  • Fm chord diagram

Fm barre 1st

  • Fm barre chord diagram

Fm barre 2nd

  • Fm barre chord diagram

Fm (capo 1)

  • Fm capo

Theory and information

Try in a chord progression

Fm - Cm - Bbm - Fm

Chords that sound good together with F minor

The primary chords that sound good to combine with Fm in chord progressions are: Ab, Bbm, Cm, Db, Eb.

Follow-up chords

Chords that are likely to follow F minor in progressions:
› Ab
› Cm
› Db
› Eb

Finger position (Fm chord)

Index (1st) finger on 3rd and 2nd and 1st (thinnest) strings, 1st fret.
Little (4th) finger on 4th (thinnest) string, 3rd fret.

Alternatives with capo

Em shape with a capo on 1st fret (see picture).
Dm shape with a capo on 4th fret.
Am shape with a capo on 8th fret.

Chord names

Fm is an abbreviation for F minor (a less common abbreviation is Fmin).

Theory of the Fm chord

The notes that the Fm chord consists of are F, Ab, C.
To get Fm7 add D.
To get Fm6 add Db.

Inversions

1st inversion: Fm/Ab (means that Ab is the bass note).

2nd inversion: Fm/C (means that C is the bass note).
Diagrams of these inversions

Assorted slash chords

Versions with alternate bass notes in short notation:

Fm/G: XX5111
Fm/Bb: X13111
Fm/Db: X43111
Fm/D: XX0111
Fm/Eb: XX1111
Fm/E: 032111


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Alternative chord names

Fm/G is theoretically identical with Fmadd9/G.
Fm/Bb is theoretically identical with Fmadd11/Bb.
Fm/D is theoretically identical with Fm6/D and Dm7b5.
Fm/Db is theoretically identical with Dbmaj7.

Fm/Eb is theoretically identical with Fm7/Eb.

Omissions (dyads)

Fm (no3) is an F minor with no third (Ab).
Fm (no5) is an F minor with no fifth (C).

Written in tab format

- 1 -
- 1 -
- 1 -
- 3 -
- - -
- - -


For pdf, see The Chord Reference ebook with over 800 chord charts.



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