How To Play Am Barre Chord On Guitar

Learn how to play A Minor Barre chord properly on the guitar in this easy step-by-step tutorial.

A Minor Barre Chord Chart Guitar


Am Bar Chord Chart

How To Play Am Barre Chord On Guitar

A Minor Barre Chord is a 6 String Chord. To Play A Minor Barre Chord:

  1. With Your First Finger, Bar Across On 5th Fret.
  2. Place Your Ring Finger on Seventh Fret,  Fifth String.
  3. Place Your Pinky Finger on Seventh Fret, Fourth String.

How To Play A Minor Barre Chord Properly

The most common issue while playing an A Minor chord is fret buzz. To remove fret buzz, make sure you are pressing the frets with adequate pressure and your fingers are fretted properly. Make sure your fingers do not touch open strings.

To Learn How To Play Barre Chords, Watch This Lesson.

Notes In Am Barre Chord

Notes played in  A-Minor Barre Chord are A-C-E.

  • Root Note A is played on strings 6th, 4th and 1st.
  • The C note is played on the 3rd string and is the Minor Third of the A Major Scale.
  • The E note is played on the 5th and 2nd strings of the guitar and is the Perfect Fifth of the A Major Scale.


Am Bar Chord Notes

A Minor Barre Chord Formula

A Minor Barre chord formula is 1-m3-5 or 1-b3-5.

To play an A Minor Barre chord, the Root, Minor Third Interval and Perfect Fifth Interval of an A Major Scale are played together.

Accordingly, notes played in  A-Minor Barre Chord are A-C-E.

To learn about  Intervals and Music Theory, check out this lesson.


Chord Formula A Minor Triad

A Minor Barre Chord Variations/Different Shapes

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A Minor Barre Chord On Stave

 A Minor Bar Chord On Music Staff

A Minor Barre Chord Guitar Tabs

 A Minor Bar Chord Guitar Tab