A minor chord
A minor chord for piano (including Am/C and Am/E inversions) presented by keyboard diagrams.
Explanation: The regular A minor chord is a triad, meaning that it consists of three notes. The chord is often abbreviated as Am (alternatively Amin).
Theory: The A minor chord is constructed with a root, a minor thirdAn interval consisting of three semitones, the 3rd scale degree and a perfect fifthAn interval consisting of seven semitones, the 5th scale degree.
Fingerings: Little finger, middle finger, thumb (left hand); thumb, middle finger, little finger (right hand).
Notes: A - C - E
A minor - inversions
Explanation: Am/C is an A minor chord with C as the bass note and Am/E is an A minor chord with E as the bass note.
Am/C (1st inversion)
Fingerings: 5-3-1 (LH) 1-2-5 (RH)
Am/E (2nd inversion)
Fingerings: 5-2-1 (LH) 1-3-5 (RH)
See also Am chords with alternative bass notes ›