A Minor Chord Guitar - 3 Minute Tutorial

A Minor Chord Guitar - 3 Minute Tutorial

A Minor Chord Guitar - 3 Minute Tutorial

[Transcript]

In this video I'm gonna show you how to play an A minor chord. Fortunately for you, if you already know the E major chord, the A minor chord is a breeze, basically. So, first things first, go ahead and play an E major chord, the one that you mastered in the last set of videos. To get to an A minor chord from an E major chord is really simple. Just take it down one string closer to the floor. Okay, so now there ... If you've done your work in the E major mastery module, the video before this one, the A minor chord is gonna be really simple for you to play.

That being said, there are still some paying points that you need to consider. First off, you will have some paying points with your ring finger, just like in the E major chord, if you're not careful it's gonna mute the string right below it. So you've gotta be on the fingertips. And the same thing can happen with your first finger. So once again, fingertips. So this is not on your fingertips, this is on your fingertips. You absolutely want to be on your fingertips, very, very, very, very important.

The second paying point is something that some people are really concerned with, and actually I'm not. Technically speaking, the string that's closest to the ceiling is not supposed to be played. All right. And we're talking very technically speaking. But ... That sounds okay and acceptable for me. And for a lot of beginners I just recommend for them to just play it and don't think about it. They'll then come back two or three months later and refine it if you need to. That's the point of it.

A lot of beginners will try to avoid playing that string, and that gets really messy once you start strumming. So I just say don't even worry about it, don't take your thumb and try to mute it or do any crazy stuff. Just let it play open, and if you're still playing it hard two or three months from now, dude totally refine it and make it happen.

There's that. In the next video we're gonna get into mastering the A minor chord.