Franky the Genius

Author of the "Frank Gaskin Method of Guitar Mastery", and the Spanish version "El Método...

Lesson 6 - The Minor Chord family

Here is where we learn the 2nd group of chords, called Minor. The Minor family of chords is one that appears in so many songs that it simply cannot be  counted. So we need to have a good handle on this important group of chords and where and how to use it.  I present this in a chord scale pattern so that you have an organized pattern of chords 1-8. All of the chords in this chord scale are 4 note chords so they are very well rounded and full bodied chords. These are chords that we need to learn very well because we WILL use them quite often.

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Hi, Franky.

I noticed that you played the #6 and #7 C minor chords with your third finger on the 3rd (G) string, but in the animation, the third finger is on the 4th (D) string. Which of the two positions are correct?


RE: Doubt

Hey, AR.

I don't think it really matters which version you play. The two versions of the chords can be written down as tabs as follows:

#6 (x3x545) and (x35x45), and

#7 (x3x546) and (x35x46).

The second versions of the chords (in the animations) are technically correct, being Cm6 (x35x45) and Cm7 (x35x46). But the played versions also seem to be alright as they include the C note instead of the G note, both of which are integral parts of the C major chord.


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