On this easy newcomers guitar lesson, we take a look at play the three straightforward minor guitar chords, E minor, A minor, and D minor. I additionally waffle on concerning the distinction between main and minor and the way they’re associated.

If you see an ‘m’ after the title of the chord, it implies that it’s a minor chord, typically it is written ‘min’ – so if it is ‘m’, ‘min’ or ‘minor’ it is all the identical factor. The three chords we checked out within the earlier stage are all main chords, however you do not have to say, as an example, ‘A Main’ each time; main chords are so widespread you could simply say ‘A’.

Considered one of these minor chords will possible crop up in any track that has greater than Three chords in it, so this can be a probability to grasp them on their very own first!

 What’s a ‘minor’ chord?

Minor chords will be simpler than the most important chords we have discovered. Nonetheless, they sound very a lot ‘unhappy’ and are due to this fact much less widespread than ‘pleased’ main chords.

eminor Discover that that is nearly the identical as E main, besides that one finger is lacking. It’s that string that makes the entire chord sound pleased or sad- so ensure that it rings out!

Listed below are the chord containers for the opposite chords Am and Dm. Keep in mind: do not play the strings with an X- identical to with A and D main!


Most individuals discover D minor MUCH more durable, particularly for altering. That is advantageous, it simply takes slightly longer than the opposite two. The vital factor is that the proper strings ALWAYS ring out- so keep in mind these TOP TIPS!

Prime tricks to hold your chords sounding nice!

  • Press down strings with the ideas of your fingers solely
  • Use a decide! Picks give a clearer sound. Use a skinny one (.38mm) to start with!
  • Don’t play any strings with an X
  • Don’t contact the underside of your guitar with the palm your chord hand- it will mute the thinnest E string!
  • Strumming for Degree 4

    Right here we take a look at Reggae model ‘Of Beat’ strumming. Even if you happen to’re not a reggae fan as such, this actually types the lads from the boys rhythm sensible and is REALLY unusual at first for most individuals. Whats the fuss about? Take a look and see for your self here- Reggae model Strumming lesson

    OR try any of the songs you may play with simply these three straightforward chords!

  • Track 1- Aint No Sunshine by Invoice Withers
  • Track 2- Pure Mystic by Bob Marley
  • Track 3- Songbird by Oasis
  • Track 4- Like I Love You by Justin Timberlake

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