Beginners Lesson 8

In this lesson we are going to learn open minor chords. these minor chords are built around the same basic shapes from part 1 - E, A and D.

E minor open guitar chord

  • The high E string is played open
  • The B string is played open
  • The G string is played open
  • 3rd finger frets the D string at the 2nd fret
  • 2nd finger frets the A string at the 2nd fret
  • The low E string is played open
Some people prefer to use their 1st and 2nd fingers for this one.

A minor open guitar chord
  • High E string is played open
  • 1st finger frets the B string at the 1st fret
  • 3rd finger frets the G string at the 2nd fret
  • 2nd finger frets the D string at the 2nd fret
  • The A string is played open
  • The low E string is NOT played (marked by the X)

D minor open guitar chord

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  • 1st finger frets the high E string at the 1st fret
  • 3rd finger frets the B string at the 3rd fret
  • 2nd finger frets the G string at the 2nd fret
  • The D string is played open
  • The low E and A strings are NOT played

Practice changing between chords
My friends now you know major as well as minor chords. Hereby we can really start making meaning full music now. Mix major and minor chords together to make something really interesing. So pick your guitar again and start with your knowledge. Along this keep practicing these chords with Jam tracks.