How to play an A minor chord on piano

A minor Piano Chord

How to play a chord of A minor on piano

Learn the easy way to perfectly play a chord of A minor on piano. Follow our simple diagrams to for the right way to play Am, Am/C and Am/E.

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A Minor is a triad chord, which means it is made up of three notes. The notes required to play A minor on piano are A, C, and E.

A chord of A minor is also written as either ‘Am’, or alternatively ‘Amin’.

On this page, you’ll learn exactly how to play a chord of A Minor on piano, along with its variations of Am/C and Am/E.

How to play A minor chord on piano

How to play A minor chord on piano

When building a chord of Am on piano, start by playing two A notes in your left hand, an octave apart. When comfortable with this, play a note of E in the middle using either your second or third finger.

Next, play all three notes required for a chord of A minor with your right hand. Beginner players may feel more comfortable just playing the C and E with their thumb and second finger. More confident players can add an extra A note at the top with their right hand pinkie.

This is the best way of playing a full, rich chord of A minor on piano.

How to play Am/C Chord on piano

How to play Am/C chord on piano

A chord of Am/C is built by playing a standard chord of Am, only with a note of C at the bottom of the chord stack.

With your left hand playing two notes of C — one octave apart — use your right hand to play the remaining notes of E, A and C, which are the notes required for a chord of Am.

How to play Am/E Chord on piano

How to play Am/E chord on piano

A chord of Am/E is built by playing a standard chord of Am, only with a note of E at the bottom of the chord stack.

With your left hand playing two notes of E — one octave apart — use your right hand to play the remaining notes of C, E and E, which are the notes required for a chord of Am.

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How to play a chord of A minor on piano

Learn the easy way to perfectly play a chord of A minor on piano. Follow our simple diagrams to for the right way to play Am, Am/C and Am/E.

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How to play an A minor chord on piano

A Minor is a triad chord, which means it is made up of three notes. The notes required to play A minor on piano are A, C, and E.

A chord of A minor is also written as either ‘Am’, or alternatively ‘Amin’.

On this page, you’ll learn exactly how to play a chord of A Minor on piano, along with its variations of Am/C and Am/E.

How to play A minor chord on piano

How to play A minor chord on piano

When building a chord of Am on piano, start by playing two A notes in your left hand, an octave apart. When comfortable with this, play a note of E in the middle using either your second or third finger.

Next, play all three notes required for a chord of A minor with your right hand. Beginner players may feel more comfortable just playing the C and E with their thumb and second finger. More confident players can add an extra A note at the top with their right hand pinkie.

This is the best way of playing a full, rich chord of A minor on piano.

How to play Am/C Chord on piano

How to play Am/C chord on piano

A chord of Am/C is built by playing a standard chord of Am, only with a note of C at the bottom of the chord stack.

With your left hand playing two notes of C — one octave apart — use your right hand to play the remaining notes of E, A and C, which are the notes required for a chord of Am.

How to play Am/E Chord on piano

How to play Am/E chord on piano

A chord of Am/E is built by playing a standard chord of Am, only with a note of E at the bottom of the chord stack.

With your left hand playing two notes of E — one octave apart — use your right hand to play the remaining notes of C, E and E, which are the notes required for a chord of Am.

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