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Minor Chords

The way to form a Minor Chord is to take a Major Chord and flatten the third.

Form a Major Chord, make sure you know which note is the third and move it down by a semi-tone (1 fret).

So a Minor Chord is Root, 3rd flattened and 5th (plus any of the notes repeated).

Example: G minor


1 3- 5
G Bb D

because the scale of G is:


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
G A B C D E F# G

In theory then, just moving one finger down one fret turns a Major chord into a Minor chord!