​​​​Minor Barre Chords

Last Updated August 16, 2019

Just as we converted the open E major chord to an E minor chord by changing one note, we can do the same the ‘E’ type major barre chord.

The same can be applied to the ‘A’ type major barre chord to convert it to a minor barre chord.

Key points to remember!
  • Minor barre chords can be played by moving the Em (E minor) and Am (A minor) shapes around the neck.
  • Many minor chords, especially sharp and flat versions are extremely difficult to play unless you use barre chords.
  • Understanding the principles of barre chords will mean you’ll never have to look up how to play a major or minor chord again.