Open G Tuning - Minor Chords

Minor Guitar Chords and Triads for Open G Tuning - DGDGBD

Minor Triads for Open G


Minor Triad Form in Open G
(root note in red)

Minor Triads Guitar Tab

    Am    Bm    Cm    Dm    Em    Fm     Gm   
D|--2-----4-----5-----7-----9-----10-----12--|
B|--1-----3-----4-----6-----8-----9------11--|
G|--2-----4-----5-----7-----9-----10-----12--|
D|-------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------|

These three triad forms are moveable chords, meaning they can be used up and down the neck of the guitar by moving the root note’s position (shown in red).

The 2nd (B), 3rd (G) and 4th (D) strings are the same in open G as in standard tuning. Minor triad forms used in standard tuning can be used to crossover to open G tuning.

    Cm  Dm  Em  Fm  Gm  Am  Bm   
D|------------------------------|
B|--1---3---5---6---8---10--12--|
G|--0---2---4---5---7---9---11--|
D|--1---3---5---6---8---10--12--|
G|------------------------------|
D|------------------------------|

    Cm  Dm  Em  Fm  Gm  Am   Bm   
D|-------------------------------|
B|--1---3---5---6---8---10---12--|
G|--2---4---6---7---9---11---13--|
D|--2---4---6---7---9---11---13--|
G|-------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|

    Em  Fm  Gm  Am  Bm  Cm  Dm   
D|------------------------------|
B|--0---1---3---5---7---8---10--|
G|--0---1---3---5---7---8---10--|
D|--2---3---5---7---9---10--12--|
G|------------------------------|
D|------------------------------|

Minor Barre Chords for Open G

The root note in open G tuning is on the 5th string, playing the top string (lowest D) is optional in these barre chords.


Minor Barre Chord Form in Open G
(root note in red)

Minor Barre Chords Guitar Tab

    Am    Bm    Cm    Dm    Em    Fm     Gm   
D|--2-----4-----5-----7-----9-----10-----12--|
B|--1-----3-----4-----6-----8-----9------11--|
G|--2-----4-----5-----7-----9-----10-----12--|
D|--2-----4-----5-----7-----9-----10-----12--|
G|--2-----4-----5-----7-----9-----10-----12--|
D|--2-----4-----5-----7-----9-----10-----12--|

Minor chord forms from the key of G

    Em or Em     Bm or Bm  
D|--2-----2------4-----0--|
B|--0-----0------3-----3--|
G|--0-----0------4-----4--|
D|--2-----2------4-----4--|
G|--0-----4------------4--|
D|--2---------------------|