How to Play AB/G Sharp Minor ChordSome guitar players feel intimidated just by the mere fluff of this chord’s name. The brave few left tend to be scared off by the shape of the g# minor chord.
No worries guys and gals, Guitar Zoom got you covered!
We are going to show you a few different ways of playing the g sharp minor guitar chord.
But let’s demystify the weird nomenclature of this chord first.
Ab and G# are the same notes, so the G sharp minor guitar chord is the same as the A flat guitar chord. Other than that, you should note that the b in Ab stands for ‘’flat’’ and # in G# stands for sharp.
Let’s jump right in!
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Easy way of playing the Ab minor/G sharp minor guitar chord
For this one, all you have to do is to barre (barre or bar - same thing) your first finger across the bottom three strings on the 4th fret.
If you are feeling lucky, you can add your ring finger on the 6th fret. That way, you are getting a tad bit fuller sounding g sharp minor guitar chord.
Advanced way of playing the Ab/G sharp Minor Guitar Chord
To play this one, barre your first finger across all 6 strings on the 4th fret. Your ring finger goes on the 6th fret of the 5th string, and your pinky on the 6th fret of the 4th string.
In regards to your picking hand, you are playing across all 6 strings.
G# Minor chord guitar practice tips:
- When playing a full bar chord, pick all strings separately to make sure you have pressed them all strong enough.
- When placing your fingers, make sure that you are behind the fret wire. Also, barre’s aside, make sure that you are pressing the strings with your fingertips.
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