Minor Chords



The basic minor chord is a three-note chord, or triad,
consisting of notes found at the first, minor third,
and perfect fifth intervals of a major scale.
The minor triad can also be said to be built by finding the root,
the next note which is a minor third from the root, and the
next note which is a major third interval from the previous note.
The minor triad is derived from three notes
of the natural minor scale in a particular key,
from the root note they are every 3rd note of the natural minor scale,
played at the same time.


The minor chord is played by simultaneously sounding
the notes at the
first, fourth, and eighth notes of the chromatic scale- or; a root note,
a note 3 frets higher than the root,
and a note 7 frets higher than the root.


You can add depth
and variation to a minor chord by
adding unison notes
or 1st, minor 3rd, & 5th notes
of higher and lower octaves.