Learn How to Make an A Minor Guitar Chord in this Lesson

In this lesson, you will learn how to make an A minor guitar chord. You will be amazed at how quickly you will learn how to play an A minor chord on the guitar using the chart and photos in our FREE lesson that will show you the proper position for your fingers and instructions on how to strum.

The Am guitar chord is one of the 15 chords that every player needs to know!

To play the Am place your:


1st finger (index finger) on the 2nd string in the first (1st) fret

2nd finger (middle finger) on the fourth (4th) string in the second (2nd) fret


3rd finger (ring finger) on the third (3rd) string in the second (2nd) fret

Exactly as I've done in the following photo.

How to Strum an A minor Guitar Chord

You will strike the first FIVE (5) strings of the guitar ONLY when playing an A minor chord on the guitar. Do NOT strike the 6th string as is indicated by the RED X that you see in the above diagram.

Not hitting the sixth string when you strum will take a little practice but after a few tries you'll have have the strumming pattern and the finger position perfected.

Am A minor guitar chord barre


E chord on guitar, the A guitar chord and the D guitar chord to use in chord progressions so that you can start to play some songs. After you have gotten the A, the D chord and the E chords out of the way it's time to start playing real music. It would be best not to jump ahead and learn any of the others until you can play and easily make changes between these chords.

The A minor guitar chord is included in every musician's list of 15 basic chords you will need to know how to play to take full advantage of Easy Guitar Guy's Free Guitar Lessons. So get started and learn how to make all of the beginner guitar chords including the A minor guitar chord(after you learn A, D and E) because you will be needing it soon!