A Chord A Week,
Notes in the chords :- G (root note) – D(perfect fifth) – A#(minor third)
In the previous blog we covered the B minor chord which was the 1st of the barre minor chords that new guitarists are introduced to, but there is another chord similar and maybe a little easy to pull off than its major counterpart but is still a popular chord. Just as Bm was the chord for the 5th string after A#, G is the chord on the 6th string after F. The chord is G minor, lets learn about it.
So the G Minor chord is a minor chord which means that it will have similar characteristics to the B minor, D minor and E minor chords discussed before (https://achordaweek.wordpress.com/2017/04/30/week-2-d-minor/). As with all Minor chords it consists of a root, minor third and a perfect fifth. In the case of G minor the minor third is A# and the perfect fifth is D.
It has a sort of etched pattern on the fret board of the guitar when played, somewhat similar to E minor. But the sound is very unique and is used in many classic songs.
This is a song by Deep Purple which consists of a plucking in the intro which evokes the sad and melancholy for the song’s context.