How to Play GM ChordWe know how it goes…
You sit there, trying to learn how to play “Shine on you Crazy Diamond” and there it is...The Gm chord in all its frightening glory.
GuitarZoom to the rescue!
Today we are going to show you two different versions of this chord. One would be a simpler version for newbies, and the other one will be a bit more complex.
Now, without any further ado…
Watch this video to learn How to Play GM Chord
Easy way of playing the Gm Chord
For this one, bar your index finger across the bottom 3 strings on the 3rd fret. This would be the G minor chord guitar players tend to learn first.
However, if you want to spice things up, add your ring finger to the 5th fret of the 4th string.
As far as your picking hand goes, pluck the strings you are pressing with your fretting hand.
Advanced way of playing the Gm Chord
For this one, barre your index finger across all 6 strings on the 3rd fret. Add your ring finger to the 5th fret of the 5th string. Lastly, your pinky goes on the 5th fret of the 4th string.
And voila! There you have it!
Strum all 6 six strings with your picking hand.
G Minor Guitar practice tips:
- When reading the G minor chord diagram, you should know that ‘’X’’ signifies a string you do not want to play.
- When playing a full G minor bar chord, pick all strings separately to make sure you have pressed them all strong enough.
- When placing your fingers to play this G minor chord, make sure that you are behind the fret wire. Also, barre’s aside, make sure that you are pressing the strings with your fingertips.