How to Play a Cm Chord on Guitar – Easy C minor Guitar Chord

Today we’re going to learn how to play a Cm chord on guitar! This chord tends to give beginners trouble, but worry not! We’ll also cover a super easy C minor guitar chord. Be sure to subscribe to the YouTube channel! Let’s get started!

 

How to Play a Cm Chord on Guitar - Easy C minor Guitar Chord

The C minor Bar Chord

First up, we’re going to cover the C minor bar chord. If you want to learn how to play a Cm chord on guitar, this is the place to begin. This is a fundamental chord for all guitar players, as this chord shape is used extensively in many popular songs.

To play the C minor bar chord, use your first finger to bar the top five strings on the third fret. Next, place your second finger on the B string on the fourth fret. Then place your third finger on the D string on the fifth fret. Finally, place your fourth finger on the G string on the fifth fret and play the top five strings.

 


How to Play a Cm Chord on Guitar - Easy C minor Guitar Chord

Another C minor Bar Chord

Next up we have an easier version of the C minor bar chord. You play it just like a C minor bar chord. However, instead of using your first finger to bar the fifth fret, use it to play the high e string on the fifth fret. Play the top four strings.

If you’re savvy, you may notice that we covered this same exact shape in the post on playing a B minor on guitar.

 


How to Play a Cm Chord on Guitar - Easy C minor Guitar Chord

C minor Open Chord

Moving on, we have the C minor open chord. This one is very tricky as you have a quite a stretch for your fourth finger, but it can be done! First, you want to place your first finger on the first fret of the D string. Next, place your second finger on the first fret of the B string. Finally, reach your fourth finger over to the third fret of the A string, and play strings 2 through 5!

 


How to Play a Cm Chord on Guitar - Easy C minor Guitar Chord

Super Easy C minor Open Chord

The C minor open chord is pretty difficult, so I included a much easier variation here for you! This is a simple C minor triad first inversion. First, place your second finger on the first fret of the D string. Then place your third finger on the first fret of the B string and play strings 2 through 4!

 

That’s it for today!

Now you know how to play a Cm 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 an A minor chord on guitar, too!

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