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How to play an A minor chord on piano

In this lesson you’ll learn how to play every variation of a chord of A minor on piano, including its root position, first inversion and second inversion.

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A minor - Root position

Play chord of A minor
A minor on piano

The notes required to play a chord of A minor on piano are as follows:

  • A
  • C
  • E

For the standard root position of A minor, use your left hand to play two A notes, one octave apart. Then play a triad chord with your right hand, using all three notes of A, C and E.

A minor root position on piano
Here's how it sounds:

A minor - First inversion

Also written as Am/C
A minor first inversion on piano
Here's how it sounds:

A minor - Second inversion

Also written as Am/E
A minor second inversion on piano
Here's how it sounds:
Learn about chord inversions on piano
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