Minor Chords...

The thing that separates the guitar from the bass is its ability to play chords. Because it has six strings, chords on a guitar have rich tones that resonate much better than the strings of a bass. There have been bassists who have experimented with chords, and the results have been interesting, but they just don't compare to chords played on a guitar. It just isn't the same...

In general a guitar is played with a person's weaker hand on the neck, and the stronger hand strumming around the body, over the pickups. So if you're right handed you play the guitar with your left hand on the neck.

Think of your fingers as numbers, with your thumb left out -- so your little finger would be 4 and your index finger would be 1, working in sequence. Click on the diagrams below to hear the chords. Notice how minor chords sound mysterious, uncertain, and sad. With that in mind, here are some examples of "open" minor guitar chords:

A minor chordB minor chordC minor chordD minor chordE minor chordF minor chordG minor chord