Minor Piano Chords

There are 12 minor piano chords. If you know major chords,you can make a minor chord easily. To make minor chords, play the major chord and then lower the middle note. (The middle note is the 3rd note of the scale.)

Minor Piano Chords

Lowering a note means to make the note lower by one semi-tone or a half-step. This usually means going from a white key to the next lowest black key or vice versa. For example, E goes to Eb, C# goes to C. Be careful of C and F though because with these notes you go to the next lowest white key.

For example, if you want to play an A minor chord, think about the notes for A major. They are A C# E. Then lower the middle note. This means taking C# to C. The notes for this chord then are A C E. 

How Minor Chords Are Written

Minor chords are written with a small “m”.

For example, F#m, Em, Bbm.


Here’s a list of the all the minor piano chords:


All the Minor Piano Chords

A Minor Chord
B Flat Minor Chord
B Minor Chord
C Minor Chord
C Sharp Minor Chord
D Minor Chord
E Flat Minor Chord
E Minor Chord
F Minor Chord
F Sharp Minor Chord
G Minor Chord
G Sharp Minor Chords

Some chords will be the same but with different names. So if there's one you're still looking for, have a look below for a the chord with the same notes:

Db Minor Chord - look at C# minor chord.

Gb Minor Chord - look at F# minor chord.

Ab Minor Chord - look at G# minor chord.

Old School Chart

Here is the original chord chart for this page. I've kept it here in case it's useful for you. (It'll be easy to print.)

Am = A C E

Minor Piano Chords: a minor

Bbm = Bb Db F

Minor Piano Chords: Bb minor

Bm = B D F#

Minor Piano Chords: b minor

Cm = C Eb G

Minor Chords: c minor

C#m = C# E G#

Dm = D F A

Minor Piano Chords: d minor

Ebm = Eb Gb Bb

Minor Piano Chords: Eb minor

Em = E G B

Minor Piano Chords: e minor

Fm = F Ab C

Minor PIano Chords: f minor

F#m = F# A C#

Minor Piano Chords: f sharp minor

Gm = G Bb D

Minor Piano Chords: g minor

G#m = G# B D# 

Minor Piano Chords: g sharp minor

Major piano chords and minor piano chords are the most common types. If you’ve learned both kinds, you can play almost anything. The next most common type is 7th chords.

You can find them on the chord charts page along with many other types of chords.

To learn about the m7 or minor seventh chord - which sounds awesome - visit the m7 Chord page here

Now you know all about minor chords!

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