- Gm, or even on jazz lead sheets
The second fingering of this chord involves playing a full barre chord on the guitar. Here you lay your 1st finger across all six strings of the guitar just behind the 3rd fret.
The final fingering of the G minor we'll look at today doesn't involve a barre, using one finger for each of the four strings we're playing.
The root note of this fingering is on the bottom E string of the guitar
Minor chords use these degrees of the major scale: 1, b3, 5
Gminor uses these notes: G, Bb, D
These chord can be moved to transposed to any other key by moving the shape around on the fretboard. The square in the chord box indicates where the root note is in this chord.
- 1st fret: F minor
- 2nd fret: F#/Gb minor
- 3rd fret: G minor
- 4th fret: G#/Ab minor
- 5th fret: A minor
- 6th fret: A#/Bb minor
- 7th fret: B minor
- 8th fret: C minor
- 9th fret: C#/Db minor
- 10th fret: D minor
- 11th fret: D#/Eb minor
- 12th fret: E minor