Advanced Guitar Chord Lesson – C Minor

Advanced Guitar Chord Tutorial — Learn how to Play Cm

Learn how to play the advanced C Minor (Also known as Cm) chord on guitar,  with this free guitar lesson.

The C Minor Guitar Chord is a challenging chord to play if you are just starting out.

If you are struggling with barre chords, like many beginners do, then I recommend checking out this free video on how to play barre chords I posted not too long ago.  This is a great video that will show you some very helpful techniques for playing barre chords correctly.

The Cm Guitar Chord is found by locating the 1, b3 and 5 positions (C, Eb and G) of the C  Major Scale: C, D, E, F, G, A, and B. The “b3″ symbol is a flattened 3rd, which simply means you take the 3rd step of the C Major Scale (E) and flatten it by 1/2 step to an Eb.

So the notes of the C Minor chord are: C, Eb and G

Like most chords, there is more than one way to play the C Minor chord. Listed below in the chord chart diagram is the C Minor chord played on the third fret.

Here is a key that will help you read the chart:

Guitar Chord Chart Key


C 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.