A minor chords

A - C - E

The Theory

A minor chords can be written as Am or A minor with Am the most commonly used.
A Major Scale A - B - C# - D - E - F# - G#
Key Signature key signature
Chord Am
Chord Formula 1 - ♭3 - 5
Notes A - C - E

The Charts

A Minor Chords

A minor chords
Position 1st 2nd 3rd
Written Chord x02210 577555 x-0-7-9-10-8
Chord Notes x-A-E-A-C-E A-E-A-C-E-A x-A-A-E-A-C
Chord Tabs
e |-0-|
B |-1-|
G |-2-|
D |-2-|
A |-0-|
E |---|
e |-5-|
B |-5-|
G |-5-|
D |-7-|
A |-7-|
E |-5-|
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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