How To Play The Am Chord On Guitar

Am chord

Am Chord Guitar Instructions

To play the Am chord on your guitar, picture the Am chord chart shown as your fret board and neck (if you were to stand your guitar up vertically).

The horizontal lines represent the fret bars, the vertical lines show the strings and the dots show where to place your fingers.

Play the Am chord by placing your fingers exactly where the diagram shows and strumming the correct strings.

Am Guitar Chord Finger Positions

Here's where you need to place your fingers when playing the Am chord:

  1. Tune your guitar Tune your guitar to standard tuning
  2. Index finger: 1st fret, 2nd string Place your index finger on the 1st fret of the 2nd string
  3. Middle finger: 2nd fret, 4th string Place your middle finger on the 2nd fret of the 4th string
  4. Ring finger: 2nd fret, 3rd string Place your ring finger on the 2nd fret of the 3rd string
  5. Play chord Strum all strings, except the 6th string

guitar strings and finger positions diagram

Other Names For The Am Guitar Chord:

  • A Minor Chord

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These Songs Use The Am Chord

Mastered playing the Am chord on your guitar? Challenge yourself by trying to play these songs to help you memorise it (they all use the Am chord)!

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