F#m (F sharp minor) is a very common guitar chords that you will see used in many songs. It’s a great chord to learn and have locked into your guitar chord arsenal.

Playing the F#m Chord

Here is the basic version of F#m. This is likely the most common version, as it’s played as a barre on the second fret in the Em shape.

It is an easy F#m chord to play with a finger position of a bar on all strings on the 2nd fret, with the 3rd finger on the 4th fret of the 5th string, and the 4th finger on the 4th fret of the 4th string. See the diagram below.

F#m First position

Barre Chord Variations

Another common version that you will see is this version that is played on the 9th fret as a barre chord in the Am shape.

F#m 9th fret

Another version of F#m is this one that is played on the second fret, but without the two bass notes. It has a lighter sound.

F#m no bass notes

A similar variation to the F#m above is this one which adds in an A note on the 1st strong by way of the 4th finger.

F#m with added A note

Lastly is another F#m version that is played as a barre chord on the 9th fret in the Am position, but without hitting the c# on the first string.

F#m with c# on ast string

I hope these chord charts will help you out the next time you need to play the F sharp minor chord in your songs.

For more tips, see how to make your guitar chords easy to play. Also, learn more about guitar chords for beginners including how to take the chords you just learned and move them around the fretboard for new and exciting sounds.