How To Play The Cm Chord On Guitar

Cm chord

Cm Chord Guitar Instructions

To play the Cm chord on your guitar, picture the Cm 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 Cm chord by placing your fingers exactly where the diagram shows and strumming the correct strings.

Cm Guitar Chord Finger Positions

Here's where you need to position your fingers when you play the Cm chord:

  1. Tune your guitar Tune your guitar to standard tuning (EADGBe)
  2. Index finger: barre the 3rd fret. Use your index finger to barre the 3rd fret (don’t worry about the 6th string, we won’t need to play that one).
  3. Middle finger: 4th fret, 2nd string. Place your middle finger on the 4th fret of the 2nd string.
  4. Ring finger: 5th fret, 4th string. Place your ring finger on the 5th fret of the 4th string.
  5. Pinky finger: 5th fret, 3rd string. Place your pinky finger on the 5th fret of the 3rd string.
  6. Play chord. Strum all strings, except the 6th string.

guitar strings and finger positions diagram

Other Names For The Cm Guitar Chord:

  • cm Chord

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These Songs Use The Cm Chord

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

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