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Using the A minor chord

Christopher Sung (9641) · [archive]
Style: Theory/Reference · Level: Beginner · Tempo: 180
Pages: 1 2 3 4 5

OK, so you've learned your A minor (Am) chord and it sounds pretty good. You've got it down, but how do you use it? In this lesson, we'll take a look at a couple of ways this chord can be used and how you can use it to help write your tunes.

This lesson will look at two ways to use the Am chord. The first is when the key of the tune is actually A minor. The second is when the key is not A minor. The example below is a case where our key is A minor. The Am chord is very prominent - it's the first chord we hit and the only time we leave it is to go to the G major chord. The tune has that "minor" feeling and our Am chord anchors the progression.
Using the A minor chord