C minor chord
C minor chord for piano (including Cm/Eb and Cm/G inversions) presented by keyboard diagrams.
Explanation: The regular C minor chord is a triad, meaning that it consists of three notes. The chord is often abbreviated as Cm (alternatively Cmin).
Theory: The C 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: C - Eb - G
C minor - inversions
Explanation: Cm/Eb is a C minor chord with Eb as the bass note and Cm/G is a C minor chord with G as the bass note.
Cm/Eb (1st inversion)
Fingerings: 5-3-1 (LH) 1-3-5 (RH)
Cm/G (2nd inversion)
Fingerings: 5-2-1 (LH) 1-3-5 (RH)
See also Cm chords with alternative bass notes ›