Guitar Chords in the Key of C minor

Chords in the key of C Minor

C minor Chord Cm
D diminished Chord Ddim
E Flat Major Chord E♭
F minor Chord Fm
G minor Chord Gm
A Flat Major Chord A♭
B Flat Major Chord B♭

C minor - D diminished (D°) - E♭ Major - F minor - G minor - A♭ Major - B♭ Major

      Cm   Ddim   E♭    Fm    Gm    A♭    B♭    
      i     ii   III    iv    v     VI   VII    

The key of C minor is the relative minor key of E♭ major.

Minor keys are formed with the same chords as their relative major key, by starting with the 6th (vi) chord of the major key. The chord formula for any minor key is minor, diminished, Major, minor, minor, Major, Major.

A common way to number these chords is by Roman numerals
i - ii - III - iv - v - VI - VII

(Major chords are usually capitalized, minor and diminished chords are lower case)

Key of C Minor Using 7th Chords

C minor 7 Chord Cm7
D minor 7 ♭5 Chord Dm7♭5
E Flat Major 7 Chord E♭Maj7
F minor 7 Chord Fm7
G minor 7 Chord Gm7
A Flat Major 7 Chord A♭Maj7
B Flat Dominant 7 Chord B♭7

C minor 7 - D minor 7 ♭5 - E♭ Major 7 - F minor 7 - G minor 7 - A♭ Major 7 - B♭ Dominant 7

     Cm7  Dm7♭5 E♭Maj7 Fm7   Gm7  A♭Maj7 B♭7    
      i     ii   III    iv    v     VI   VII