5-3 Minor Chords in G (Am, Bm, Em)
Now we’re going to take a look at the minor chords in the key of G Major. It’s important to note that you can mix Major and minor chords when you’re writing progressions. But you don’t have to! These minor chords sound really good together.
You’ll notice that all of the chords we’ve learned in the key of G Major are rooted in the notes of the G Major Scale. G, A, B, C, D, and E*. Every note in a scale has a chord. Sometimes they’re Major, and sometimes they’re minor.
We’ll unpack that a little more as we go through this Journey (and your entire guitar journey!). For now, just memorize the chords themselves.
*Note: There’s also an F#, which would be a diminished chord. We’ll skip that for now.