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

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
› 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.

Chord names

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

Theory of the Gm chord

The notes that a 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

Omissions (dyads)

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

Alternatives with capo

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

Written in tab format

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

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