Guitar Chords - Minor Triads

Minor Triads are a group of 3 notes from the minor scale; the first or root note, the minor (♭) third, and fifth notes.

The diagrams below show the minor triad forms used on different groups of strings. The root notes are circled in red. These triad forms are moveable up and down the guitar fretboard as long as you stay on the same group of strings.

Minor Triad Guitar Tabs

Movable Minor Triad Forms

Root note shown with red outline
Minor Triad
6th String
e|---|
B|---|
G|---|
D|-2-|
A|-3-|
E|-5-|
Minor Triad
5th String
e|---|
B|---|
G|-2-|
D|-3-|
A|-5-|
E|---|
Minor Triad
4th String
e|---|
B|-6-|
G|-6-|
D|-8-|
A|---|
E|---|
Minor Triad
3rd String
e|-6-|
B|-7-|
G|-8-|
D|---|
A|---|
E|---|

Minor Triads Inversion 1

Minor Triad on 1st String
1st String
e|-1-|
B|-1-|
G|-1-|
D|---|
A|---|
E|---|
Minor Triad on 2nd String
2nd String
e|---|
B|-6-|
G|-5-|
D|-6-|
A|---|
E|---|

Minor Triads Inversion 2

Minor Triad on 5th String
5th String
e|---|
B|---|
G|---|
D|-5-|
A|-7-|
E|-7-|
Minor Triad on 4th String
4th String
e|---|
B|---|
G|-5-|
D|-7-|
A|-7-|
E|---|
Minor Triad on 3rd String
3rd String
e|---|
B|-7-|
G|-8-|
D|-8-|
A|---|
E|---|
Minor Triad on 2nd String
2nd String
e|-1-|
B|-3-|
G|-2-|
D|---|
A|---|
E|---|

Guitar Tabs for Minor Triads

C Minor Triads

e|-------------3-----8----------12-|
B|-------1--5--5-----8--8-------13-|
G|-0-----0--5--5-----9--9---9---12-|
D|-2--2--2--5-----5-----10--10-----|
A|-3--3-----------7---------10-----|
E|----3-----------8----------------|
		

Notes Used - C E G


D Minor Triads

e|-2--------------5--------------10-|
B|-3--3--------7--7----------10--10-|
G|-2--2--2-----7--7------11--11--11-|
D|----4--4--4--7-----7---12--12-----|
A|-------5--5--------9---12---------|
E|----------5--------10-------------|
		

Notes Used - D F♯ A


E Minor Triads

e|-------0-----------------7---------|
B|-0-----0--5--5--------9--9---------|
G|-1--1--1--4--4--4-----9--9------9--|
D|-2--2--------6--6--6--9-----9---9--|
A|----2-----------7--7--------11--11-|
E|-------------------7--------12-----|
		

Notes Used - E G♯ B


F Minor Triads

e|----1-----5---------------8------|
B|----1--1--6--6--------10--10-----|
G|-2--2--2--5--5--5-----10--10-----|
D|-3-----3-----7--7--7--10------10-|
A|-3--------------8--8----------12-|
E|-------------------8----------13-|
		

Notes Used - F A C


G Minor Triads

e|-------3-----------7---------10-|
B|----0--3--3--------8--8------12-|
G|----0--4--4--4-----7--7--7---12-|
D|-0--0-----5--5--5-----9--9------|
A|-2-----------5--5--------10-----|
E|-3--------------7---------------|
		

Notes Used - G B D


A Minor Triads

e|----0-----5-----------9----------|
B|-2--2-----5--5--------10--10-----|
G|-2--2-----6--6--6-----9---9---9--|
D|-2-----2-----7--7--7------11--11-|
A|-------4--------7--7----------12-|
E|-------5-----------9-------------|
		

Notes Used - A C♯ E


B Minor Triads

e|-2--------7-----------11---------|
B|-4--4-----7--7--------12--12-----|
G|-4--4-----8--8--8-----11--11--11-|
D|----4--4-----9--9--9------13--13-|
A|-------6--------9--9----------14-|
E|-------7-----------11------------|
		

Notes Used - B D♯ F♯

Minor Triads