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G minor Guitar Chord

This is the G minor Guitar Chord or Gmin, and is quite an easy chord to play especially if you already learned the F minor chord, as you simply have to barre the first 3 strings on the 3rd fret and then place your finger on the 5th fret of the D string so in tab it would be x-x-5-3-3-3 as shown below.

The notes for G minor are G, Bb and D. If you are able, I would recommend extending this chord to be (in tab format) ; 3-5-5-3-3-3

This is the G minor Guitar Chord

Songs using the G minor Guitar Chord

Like I Can – Sam Smith

Working Class Hero – John Lennon

When Love comes to Town – U2

Gm Guitar Chord Explained

Playing the Gmin or Gm chord as shown above might take a bit of practice. If you are only learning you could play the thinnest 3 strings as a Barre chord, you would get away with that. Adding the extra note on the D string might take a bit of practice. One easy way to play this guitar chord might be to use the Em chord structure and barre across the 3rd string so you would play the Gm as 3-5-5-3-3-3  ; if you are comfortable with using barre chords this might be the best way as you can then play all 6 strings to play the chord of G minor. Personally I often just play Gm as x-x-x-3-3-3 as my guitar stills are not great.

The notes for G minor are G Bb and D ; therefore if you play the chord for Gmin and strum from the D string, the notes you are playing are G Bb D G in that order.

Note, since the notes E and A (the 2 strings not being played) are not in the guitar chord of G minor you should not play or pluck these notes however if you barre the chord as discussed above you can avoid this issue.
The Gmin guitar chord will appear in some common keys so it is worth knowing. It would be unlikely that you could avoid learning the chord on Gm on guitar as it does appear in may songs.

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