Gm chord

G minor chord for guitar in different forms, both open and barre chords.
More Gm chord categories: Gm7


  • Gm chord diagram

Gm (capo 3)

  • Gm with capo chord diagram

Gm barre 1st

  • Gm barre chord diagram

Gm barre 2nd

  • Gm barre chord diagram

Alternative shapes


  • Gm chord diagram

Theory and information

Try in a chord progression

Gm - Bb - Ab - Eb

Chords that sounds good together with G minor

The primary chords that sound good to combine with Gm in chord progressions are: Bb, Cm, Dm, Eb, F.

Follow-up chords

Chords that are likely to follow G minor in progressions:
› Bb
› Dm
› Eb
› F


Gm (XX0333) is more correctly named Gm/D since the bass note is D. This is nevertheless a good choice if you want to play G minor as an open chord. The alternative diagram show the chord played with G as the bass note.

Finger position (Gm chord)

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

Alternatives with capo

Em shape with a capo on 3rd fret (see picture).
Dm shape with a capo on 5th fret.

Chord names

Gm is an abbreviation for G minor (a less common abbreviation is Gmin).

Theory of the Gm chord

The notes that the Gm chord consists of are G, Bb, D.
To get Gm7 add F.
To get Gm6 add E.


1st inversion: Gm/Bb (means that Bb is the bass note).
2nd inversion: Gm/D (means that D is the bass note).
Diagrams of these inversions

Assorted slash chords

Versions with alternate bass notes in short notation:

Gm/A: X05333
Gm/C: X30333
Gm/Eb: XX1333
Gm/F: 1X0321

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Alternative chord names

Gm/A is theoretically identical with Gmadd9/A.
Gm/E is theoretically identical with Gm6/E and Em7b5.
Gm/F is theoretically identical with Gm7/F.

Omissions (dyads)

Gm (no3) is a G minor with no third (Bb).
Gm (no5) is a G minor with no fifth (D).

Written in tab format

- 3 -
- 3 -
- 3 -
- 0 -
- - -
- - -

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