BC-121 • The Amin Chord
Next up we're checking out the sad chords, the minors. They are no harder than the majors so don't be scared of them, in fact some of them are easier. We're starting off learning how to play A minor.
The A minor (Am) chord sounds kind of sad...
When you see an ‘m' after the name of the chord, it means that it is a minor chord, sometimes it's written 'min' - so if it's 'm', 'min' or 'minor' it's all the same thing. The three chords we looked at in the previous stage are all major chords, but you don't have to say, for instance, ‘A Major' every time; major chords are so common that you can just say ‘A'.
A minor Chord sounds kinda sad...
You should notice that this first chord is very similar to the E chord that we learnt on page XX, but with the shape placed on different strings.
Subsequently, you should find changing from Am to E pretty easy. Make sure that your 1st finger is not muting the thinnest string when checking each note individually in your practice and check with this audio clip that it sounds right.
Once you have this one sorted then it's time to check out another chord in BC-122 • The Emin Chord
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