Advanced Guitar Chord Lesson – G Minor (Gm)
Learn how to play the advanced G Minor (Also known as Gm) chord on guitar, with this free guitar lesson. The G Minor Guitar Chord is not an easy shape to finger.
The Gm Guitar Chord is found by locating the 1, b3 and 5 positions (G, Bb and D) of the G Major Scale: G, A, B, C, D, E, and F#
So the notes of the G Minor chord are: G, Bb and D.
Like most chords, there is more than one way to play the Gm chord. Listed below in the chord chart diagram is the G Minor chord played on the third fret.
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.
G 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.