The A Minor chord in the open position is one of the five fundamental minor chord shapes you will learn to play on guitar. They are Em, Am. Dm, Cm and Gm.

The below diagram shows you how to play the chord with suggested finger positions.

The A Minor Chord in the Open Position on Guitar

Fingering the A Minor Chord

  • Place your index finger on the 1st fret of the B string
  • Put your middle finger on the 2nd fret of the D string
  • Place your ring finger on the 2nd fret of the G string
  • Strum all the strings together without hitting the low E string

Chord Attributes

  • Intervals: 1 – b3 – 5
  • Notes: A – C – E
  • Chord Symbols: Am, Amin, A-