C Minor Guitar Chord Lesson

The following post will teach you how to play 4 advanced variations of the C Minor Guitar Chord. This includes 2 barre chords, one on the 3rd and the other on the 8th fret.  If you are struggling with barre chords, like many beginners do, then I recommend checking out this free beginner guide to mastering barre chords. This guide is loaded with resources including free videos and other lessons from around the web that will have you quickly playing barre chords like a pro.

Now for a bit of music theory….

The C Minor 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 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 again are: C, Eb and G

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

Guitar Chord Chart Key

C Minor Guitar Chord Video Demonstrations


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.