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  • Easy Ways To Play Minor Chords On Your Guitar….

    by Jermaine Griggs · 20 comments

    in Basics & Fundamentals

    Easy Ways To Play Minor Chords On Your Guitar….
    cminor chord
    The guitar is one of the most popular musical instruments for composing diverse genres of music as far back as I can remember. And in order to learn to play the guitar correctly, you need to first gain knowledge about the basic chords. These include major, minor, power, augmented and diminished chords. Here we’ll deal with only the minor chords. In music, the term minor chord is referred to a chord that has a root, a minor third and a perfect fifth.

    Since a minor chord plays such an important role in a variety of music, here are some fundamental tips that you can use to start playing them right away. A great example of the minor chord is the C minor chord. The reason I mention that one is because it’s generally the easiest to learn. You can actually play a C minor chord (Cm) from C major. All you need to do is lower the major third one-half step. This will automatically result in Cm.

    3 Methods In Playing The C Minor

    1. Simply place your index finger on the B string and first fret. This is the simplest way to start.

    2. Next, you can try positioning your pinkie on the high E and the third fret. Then place your ring finger on the B string and third fret. Lastly, put your middle finger on the A string and third fret. Then place you index finger on the D string and second fret.

    3. Put your ring finger on the A string and third fret. Then put your pointer finger on the B string and first fret. Follow by placing the middle finger on the D string and second fret.

    *You can also play the E minor by placing your index finger on the A string and second fret. Then put your middle finger on the D string and second fret. Simply continue practicing these movements, and you’ll definitely see the results.

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    { 20 comments… read them below or add one }

    1 DADA

    i Am so discovering this sit.

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    2 What i need is cord both major and minor

    i realise dat dis is place i belong

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    3 DoctahDizzle

    I can’t wait to play the guitar. I am going to try it this spring at university.

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    4 saiyihlaine09

    wanna be singer & Guitar

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    5 Dimson

    pls i dont know anything about guitar i am a beginner i want u send to my email all i need to play guitar. thanks

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    6 Dimson

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    7 Elliott

    i am a beginner and i really want to learn the acoustic guitar for my university course and the base guitar for church. pls help me.

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    8 Elliott

    pls send me all the info you could possibly get.

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    9 Franklin A

    I need a professional video on how to teach myself on how to play guitar.

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    10 Prince

    I wud like to have video lessons to learn a guitar..can you please help me I see gospel but I want to take my music to another level with this guitar..

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    11 guitarjump

    Have you grown frustrated with trying to learn from books, software, or cheap introductory videos with little useful content?

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    12 Walla Walla

    no, but thanks for asking.

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    13 Denzil

    Hi,

    I have learnt a few chords already and a couple songs. What I need to know is how to strum in different types of songs, and also how to distinguish between which chords go together and which are high, low, medium.

    Thanks

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    14 clarence

    Hi,I have enjoyed your lessons.But I want so much to major in the bass guitar,can you kindly help me with lessons in this area,I will be very greatful.

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    15 darleneharriman

    new guiter i like to play

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    16 darleneharriman

    on how to teach myself to play new guiter i play by ear

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    17 Larry Lucas Sr

    I tried trying to get bass lessons. How do I start Bass guitar. You sent piano. Please help. Thanks in advance.

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    18 Loser

    i am clueless like everyone else above
    and want to be cool guitar sing (some shit like that)

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    19 jared mzee

    am intrested in playing music instruments, how can you heil me to know how to play guitar?

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    20 Richmond Timibass

    Thanks so much for this post. Please Am a Bass guitar player and I need you to help me on Bass guitar chords and also in playing harmonics. God bless you. Please reply through my email.

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