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This lesson will introduce three minor chords which will expand our chord repertoire and enable us to play more songs.
You will notice that a minor chord is indicated by a letter m following the chord name. For example Em.
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Minor chords have a distintive sad sound and help to bring variety into a composition.
Some songs are written entirely in a minor key, whilst others employ a mix of minor and major chords to add color to the composition.
Pay particular attention with the Dminor chord that you do not play the open sixth string. The open sixth string will create a very bad dischord and ruin the sound.
Notice the sad sound of the minor chord progression.