Watch the SECTION 5: Minor Chords & Strums online guitar lesson by Susan Mazer from Hands-On Guitar: The Beginner's Guide

You know how when you go to the movies the music is such an important part of the experience? Well, composers use various types of chords to create different emotions. In the old cartoons when the train was about to hit the character on the tracks you hear a tense diminished chord. When the old lovers are reunited you hear a happy major chord. Up to this point we’ve learned all major chords. If you see a little “m” next to the chord it’s called a minor chord and these are the ones in movies that make you cry. In this lesson we’ll learn “E” minor and “A” minor chords and a few new strumming patterns. Lets go make music.