Minor ʻUkulele Chords: Diagrams for 12 Basic Shapes

These are the basic open position minor ʻukulele chords you might need to use in a song. They are shown here with a diagram, picture of a fretting hand holding the chord, and the tab readout for the shape.

More inversions can be found on this minor chord PDF.

C Minor

This minor chord shape leans on a barre across the 3rd fret. Use your index finger to press down all the strings and then your ring finger on the 5th fret. (The number next to the chord diagram shows what fret it starts on.)

c minor ukulele chord diagram
c minor ukulele chord fingering
A |-3-
E |-3-
C |-3-
G |-5-

C#/Db Minor

Use the same shape as Cm above to play C#/Db minor up one fret.

c#-db minor ukulele chord diagram
c# db minor ukulele chord fingering
A |-4-
E |-4-
C |-4-
G |-6-

D Minor

The saddest key according to Spinal Tap, Dm is played like an F major with your ring finger on the 2nd fret of the C-string.

d minor ukulele chord diagram
d minor ukulele chord fingering
A |-0-
E |-1-
C |-2-
G |-2-

D#/Eb Minor

A finger bender, play this one with your index finger on the 1st fret, A-string; middle finger on the 2nd fret, E-string; pinky finger on the 3rd fret, C-string; and ring finger on the 3rd fret of the g-string.

d# eb minor ukulele chord diagram
d# eb minor ukulele chord fingering
A |-1-
E |-2-
C |-3-
G |-3-

E Minor

Play Em as three steps down the strings on the angle from the 2nd fret, A-string to the 4th fret, C-string. You can choose to play the 4th fret, G-string or leave it open.

e minor ukulele chord diagram
e minor ukulele chord fingering
A |-2-
E |-3-
C |-4-
G |-4-

F Minor

Fm uses the index finger on the 1st fret, G-string; middle finger on the 1st fret, E-string; and the pinky on the 3rd fret, A-string. When switching from F major, add the 3rd fret, A-string to F (also part of that chord) before switching your first two fingers.

f minor ukulele chord diagram
f minor ukulele chord fingering
A |-3-
E |-1-
C |-0-
G |-1-

F#/Gb Minor

Same shape as G7, just hop it up to the next set of strings.

f# gb minor ukulele chord diagram
f# gb minor ukulele chord fingering
A |-0-
E |-2-
C |-1-
G |-2-

G Minor

One of the strongest minor shapes on ʻukulele. Play using your index on the 1st fret, A-string; middle finger on the 2nd fret, C-string; and ring finger on the 3rd fret, E-string. You can choose to play the 3rd fret, G-string or leave it open.

g minor ukulele chord diagram
g minor ukulele chord fingering
A |-1-
E |-3-
C |-2-
G |-0-

G#/Ab Minor

Play using index finger on the 2nd fret, A-string; middle finger on the 3rd fret, C-string; ring finger on the 4th fret, G-string; and the pinky on the 4th fret of the E-string.

g# ab minor ukulele chord diagram
g# ab minor ukulele chord fingering
A |-2-
E |-4-
C |-3-
G |-4-

A Minor

The easiest minor chord for ʻukulele. Am just uses one finger – the middle one – on the 2nd fret of the G-string.

a minor ukulele chord diagram
a minor ukulele chord fingering
A |-0-
E |-0-
C |-0-
G |-2-

A#/Bb Minor

Back to the Cm chord shape started on the 1st fret.

a# bb minor ukulele chord diagram
a# bb minor ukulele chord fingering
A |-1-
E |-1-
C |-1-
G |-3-

B Minor

A#/Bb minor moved up one fret.

b minor ukulele chord diagram
b minor ukulele chord fingering
A |-2-
E |-2-
C |-2-
G |-4-

More chords:

Major chords

7th chords

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