C minor chord

C minor chord for guitar in different forms, both open and barre chords.


  • Cm chord diagram


  • Cm7


  • Cm6

Try in a chord progression

Eb - Cm - Ab - Eb - Bb

Theory of the Cm chord

The notes that an Cm chord consists of is C, Eb, G.
To get Cm7 you add Bb.
To get Cm6 you add A.


1st inversion: Cm/Eb (means that Eb is the bass note).
2nd inversion: Cm/G (means that G is the bass note).

C minor played as barre chord

Here's the two ways to play C minor as barre chord:

barre chord diagram 1barre chord diagram 2