The F# Minor chord is a common one, in this tutorial, we're going to learn it inside-out.
We will see how to create it, the notes inside an F# minor chord, and several ways to fret this chord across the whole fretboard.
The most common way to play the F# minor chord is its barrè version, but don't worry, in the following, we'll show you some easier ways.
Like any other minor chord, the F# minor is composed of the root, the Minor Third, and the Perfect Fifth, which, on the F# minor scale, are F#, A, and C#.
Notes in the F# m chord:
The F# Minor Chord | Keys, Songs and Harmonic Function
The most common way to play a F# minor chord is to move the well-known F minor chord one fret up the neck (remember, sharp, or '#', means 1 semitone up)
That's the beauty of bar chords; as they are movable: learning one shape allows you to play 12 different chords. You just need to shift that shape up or down the fretboard.
However, bar chords for beginners could be hard, so here below we show two easier ways.
How To Play The F# Minor Chord - Easy Version
This version is still a bar shape but it's easier, at the index finger has to press only 3 frets.
You could even drop the note on the 6th string (F#) and still have a F# minor chord, because all the 3 notes in the minor triad are present.
How To Play The F# Minor Chord - Super Easy Version
This is a super easy shape that you can fret with a 3-string barrè, or using index, middle, and ring fingers.
Actually, this is the first inversion of the F# minor chord, because the 3rd is the lowest note, but it still sounds ok.
F# Minor Key | Scale And Chords
The notes of F# minor scale are:
F# G# A B C# D E
So, if you take the first, third and fifth notes, you get F#, A and C#, as stated before.
If you repeat the same process for each note in the scale, you can build all the chords in the F sharp minor key.
The table below shows you the resulting chords.
Common Keys With The F# Minor Chord
Finally, here we show the most common keys that have F# minor chord.
E Major Key
In the E major key the F# minor chord is the Supertonic (2nd degree)
D Major Key
The key in which we find the F# minor chord as Mediant (3rd degree) is the D major.
A Major Key
The F# minor key is the relative minor of the A major key, so we find the F# minor chord at the 6th degree.
Songs with the F# minor chord
Three famous songs that use the F# minor chord are Crazy Train by Ozzy, which is in F# minor key, Wonderwall by Oasis, and I believe in a thing called love by Darkness, in F# minor key as well.
This ends our F# minor chord tutorial for guitar, for more resources about chords, check my complete ebook Chords Domination | Play Any Chord You Want Across All The Fretboard.
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Play This Chord With Other Roots
You can form any shape across the whole fretboard, you have just to play some of the chord tones shown in the map below. Usually, the most important ones are the root and the third. Some options will sound good, some less, let your ears decide!