April 13, 2015


Hi there,

In this 5th installment we’ll look at CAGED Minor chord shapes. Often in a rhythm guitar part you will come across the E and A shapes more often than the others, but the other shapes can be really useful in many situations.

It’ll also give you more variety in terms of chord voicings & tone. D shapes can sound brighter for example.

Here are the 5 Minor shapes:

Now as with the other types of chords, we can change the fingering slightly to be able to move them up the neck in different keys. Here’s an example of Bbminor in all 5 shapes:

Practice these with all 12 different types of root note.

Hope you’ve found this blog useful!

Many thanks

Rock ‘n’ roll

James Schofield


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