The A Minor chord is made up of the following notes:
A – E – C
A Minor Chord
As you will see in a moment in the video below, the A minor chord is played by placing your fingers in the following positions:
- 1st string open
- 2nd string – 2nd Fret – Middle Finger
- 3rd string – 3rd Fret – Ring Finger
- 4th string – 1st Fret – Index Finger
Since the first string is an A note, then it is not necessary to mark this and it can be easily left open.
A Minor Demonstration
The chord itself is a rather complex one given the form your fingers have to make with the positioning. Make sure that this is practiced by using the progression I – IV – V of A minor so that you can get used to marking the chord quickly and switch to other chords with ease.