Advanced Guitar Chord Lesson – F Sharp Minor (F#m)/Gbm
Learn how to play the advanced F Sharp Minor chord (Also known as F#m, Gb minor, G flat minor) on guitar, with this free guitar chord lesson. The F Sharp Minor Guitar Chord is not an easy chord to finger if you are a beginner.
Below are 4 different ways to play the F Sharp Minor chord on guitar, three of which are barre chords.
If you are struggling with barre chords, like so many beginners do, then definitely watch this free video on how to play barre chords. This is a great video that will demonstrate some techniques for playing barre chords correctly.
The F#m Guitar Chord is found by locating the 1, b3 and 5 positions (F#, A and C#) of the F# Major Scale: F# G# A# B C# D# E#
So the notes of the F#m chord are: F#, A and C#
Here is a key that will help you read the chart:
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.
F# Minor Guitar Chord Video Demonstration
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. Do not become frustrated with this or any other barre chord! It takes a long time for many beginners to finally learn barre chords. Just keep practicing and eventually you will build up enough strength to where barre chords become second nature.