A minor chords

A - C - E

Chord Theory

A minor chords include the 1st, b3rd and 5th notes of a diatonic scale. The b3rd gives the chord a distinctive sound of melancholy or sadness.
A Major Scale A - B - C# - D - E - F# - G#
Chart Am Guitar Chord
Chord A Minor written as Am
Formula 1 - ♭3 - 5
Notes A - C - E

Am Chords

Spelling: 1st(A), b3rd (C), 5th(E)
1st 2nd 3rd
Righties: Am 
    e|---|---|---|
    B|-1-|---|---|
    G|---|-3-|---|
    D|---|-2-|---|
    A|---|---|---|
    E|---|---|---|x
Frets  1   2   3

Written: x02210
Notes: x-A-E-A-C-E 
Form/chord shape: Am 

Lefties:  Am
     |---|---|---|e
     |---|---|-1-|B
     |---|-3-|---|G
     |---|-2-|---|D
     |---|---|---|A
    x|---|---|---|E
Frets  3   2   1
 TAB     e |-0-|
         B |-1-|
         G |-2-|
         D |-2-|
         A |-0-|
         E |---|
          Am    
    e|-1-|---|---|
    B|-1-|---|---|
    G|-1-|---|---|
    D|-1-|---|-4-|
    A|-1-|---|-3-|
    E|-1-|---|---|
Frets  5   6   7

Written: 577555
Notes: A-E-A-C-E-A
Form/chord shape: Em

          Am
     |---|---|-1-|e
     |---|---|-1-|B
     |---|---|-1-|G
     |-4-|---|-1-|D
     |-3-|---|-1-|A
     |---|---|-1-|E
Frets  7   6   5
 TAB     e |-5-|
         B |-5-|
         G |-5-|
         D |-7-|
         A |-7-|
         E |-5-|
            Am
    e|---|-2-|---|---|
    B|---|---|---|-4-|
    G|---|---|-3-|---|
    D|-1-|---|---|---|
    A|---|---|---|---|
    E|---|---|---|---|x
Frets  7   8   9  10

Written: x-0-7-9-10-8
Notes: x-A-A-E-A-C 
Form/chord shape: Dm

            Am
     |---|---|-2-|---|e
     |-4-|---|---|---|B
     |---|-3-|---|---|G
     |---|---|---|-1-|D
     |---|---|---|---|A
    x|---|---|---|---|E
Frets  10  9   8   7
 TAB     e |-8-|
         B |-10|
         G |-9-|
         D |-7-|
         A |-0-|
         E |---|

Notes

An easy wasy to remember the 3rd position Am chord is to play a Dm chord with fingers 2, 3, and 4 starting on the 8th fret. Then, simply add your first finger to the 4th string 7th fret. If you play a Dm in the normal position starting on the first fret and move up 7 frets (7 semitones), you reach Am. Adding your first finger takes care of the tonic or root note, with an open A, an octave below the tonic... neat sweet and complete!



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