Learning Minor Chords
Learning minor chords is easy once you know the 12 major chords. In fact, you're only one step away from knowing the 12 minor chords. Musically speaking, you're actually only a half step away.
For example, a C major chord in root position is C - E - G. To make it minor all you have to do is lower the middle note a half step. A half step below an E is Eb. As a result, the C minor chord in root position is C - Eb - G.
Lowering the middle note of any major chord will convert it to minor. The 12 minor chords are listed below.
C minor, (Cm) = C - Eb - G
A minor, (Am) = A - C - E
F# minor, (F#m) = F# - A - C#
Eb minor, (Ebm) = Eb - Gb - Bb
As with major chords, special attention should also be given to the enharmonic spellings of specific minor chords like Db minor and C# minor, or F# minor & Gb minor. Click the link below to continue.