F minor chord

F minor chord for guitar in both basic form and as barre chords.
More Fm chord categories: Fm7


  • Fm chord diagram

Fm barre 1st

  • Fm barre chord diagram

Fm barre 2nd

  • Fm barre chord diagram

Fm (capo 1)

  • Fm capo

Try in a chord progression

Fm - Cm - Bbm - Fm

Chords that sounds 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.

Chord names

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

Theory of the Fm chord

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


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

Omissions (dyads)

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

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.

Written in tab format

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

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