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


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 an Gm chord consists of is G, Bb, D.
To get Gm7 add F.
To get Gm6 add E.

Alternatives with capo

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


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

Written in tab format

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

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