Today we’re going to learn how to play an A minor chord on guitar! We’ll cover three different A minor guitar chords. Be sure to subscribe to the YouTube channel! Let’s get started!
First up, we’re going to cover the A minor open chord. This is a fundamental chord for all guitar players. It’s a great place to start if you want to learn how to play an A minor chord on guitar!
To play the A minor open chord, place your first finger on the B string on the first fret. Next, place your second finger on the D string on the second fret. Finally, place your third finger on the G string on the second fret and play the top five strings.
Next up is the A minor bar chord. This is an “E form” bar chord with the root note on the fifth fret. That just means that this bar chord is the same shape as the open E Major chord! First, use your first finger to bar all six string on the fifth fret. Make sure that you aren’t killing any notes by failing to press hard enough. Next, place your third finger on the seventh fret of the A string. Finally, place your third finger on the seventh fret of the D string. Now play all six strings!
This chord was made famous by the song Stairway to Heaven, which uses it to open the famous riff. This is an A minor bar chord, but you’ll only be playing the top four strings this time. To make this chord, use your first finger to bar the top three strings on the fifth fret. Next, place your third finger on the seventh fret of the D string and play the top four strings.
That’s it for today!
Now you know how to play an A minor chord on guitar. Don’t forget to subscribe to the YouTube channel! Check out the associated video here on YouTube, and be sure to check out my post on how to play a Dm chord on guitar, too!