The F Minor Chord (F, Ab, C) is one with only a few voicings outside of its popular barre chord variants, but that doesn't mean they don't exist, or that we won't be teaching them to you. Buckle up, as we take you on a short (but wild) ride through several F Minor chord voicings.
Like the closely-related F Major chord, F Minor's barre chord variation will get you plenty of mileage. Let's start at the 1st fret:
With a strong 1st finger, that voicing shouldn't be too much trouble.
If you run into any problems with the voicing above, you can try one of these slightly easier F Minor alternatives, also on the 1st fret:
Those should serve as suitable "stepping stones" until you're secure enough in your abilities to play the complete F Minor barre chord.
If you're thinking that's all too easy, however, you can try putting a twist on that first F Minor voicing we showed you, like this:
How was that stretch? It's a bit tougher than your usual minor barre chord, but nothing you can't accomplish without a bit of practice. Don't forget, you can also play F Minor as a barre chord on the 8th fret too:
Finally, since we promised you F Minor without the barring as well, here are two voicings you can try on the 5th and 6th frets. Get ready to mute some strings and stretch:
And with that, you should be jamming on F Minor in no time flat.
By now, you know that you'll need a good workout to memorize these voicings and add them to your repertoire. Don't shortchange yourself on training time; as always, good luck, and happy practicing!
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