Here you’ll find the 3 most important minor chords that use open strings. Remember the main difference is that Major Chords tend to sound “happy” or bright, and Minor Chords convey a “sad” or dark sound.

A Minor
A Minor Chord: Left-Handed & Right Handed

The A Minor Chord is rooted on the open 5th string, and contains the notes A, C and E.

D Minor
D Minor Chord: Left-Handed & Right Handed

The D Minor Chord is rooted on the open 4th string, and contains the notes D, F and A.

E Minor
E Minor Chord: Left-Handed & Right-Handed

The Em Minor Chord is rooted on the open 6th string, and contains the notes E, G and B.


Now move on to Barre Chord Shapes rooted on the 6th string