How To Play The Fm/Ab Chord On Guitar

Fm/Ab chord

Fm/Ab Chord Guitar Instructions

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

Fm/Ab Guitar Chord Finger Positions

Here is where you need to position your fingers when playing the Fm/Ab chord:

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

guitar strings and finger positions diagram

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These Songs Use The Fm/Ab Chord

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

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