You may not come across the G minor chord often in songs but it’s well worth learning for its uneasy and emotional sound – a great way to add a unique flair to your music. Read on to find out how to play this uncommon chord, which is also written as Gm.

Playing the G Minor Chord

Your first finger will bar the 3rd fret. Start by placing the tip of your finger on the 6th string and lower it to also press down on the 3rd, 2nd, and 1st strings too.

No need for your 2nd finger in this chord. Place your 3rd finger on the 5th string of the 5th fret and your 4th finger right below it – on the 4th string of the 5th fret.

Now you’re ready to strum all 6 strings to play that beautiful G minor chord. Enjoy!

Here’s a diagram to show you what Gm looks like:

G minor chord

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.