Learn how to play the Abm Guitar Chord (A.K.A. – A Flat Minor, G Sharp Minor) with this free guitar lesson. The Abm Guitar Chord is found by locating the 1, b3 and 5 positions of the G# Guitar Scale: Ab, Bb, C, Db, Eb, F, and G
Abm Chord Notes: Ab, Cb, Eb
There are three different versions of the G#m/Abm guitar chord below, all of which are difficult to play if you are a beginner. The first is a barre chord. If you are having difficulties playing barre chords, check out this lesson on how to play barre chords. The next two chords are a bit awkward to finger. They require you to stretch your fingers somewhat and mute strings. These chords are not impossible, so don’t give up! Practice, practice and practice!
Here is a key that will help you read the charts:
Everything on the above chart should be self explanatory, except for the last three in the third column. They may need a bit of explaining. The O, or open symbol, simply means that you do not press down on any notes on that string. The X means you do not strum that particular string. The Barre symbol means you need to barre that particular fret. When you barre a fret you are pressing down on multiple strings at the same time with one finger.
Chord Playing Tips
Be sure that you are pressing down on the strings hard enough and play each string one at a time to make sure you have a nice clean sound. If any of the strings buzz or sound muted, then something is not right.