Watch the Minor Chords online guitar lesson by Frank Vignola from 1-2-3 Jazz Chord Melody
Now let's move on to moveable minor chord forms. We're going to use the Cmin chord forms and we're going to build these chords using the Cmin scale. Let me demonstrate the Cmin scale. We're going to go up all the way to the 15th fret, or the high G. Let's do that again. And once again, the reason why we're going all the way up to the high G is because most melodies go beyond one octave, so we're going to go up 12 instead of 8 to expand on the scale.
Now let's add the moveable minor chords to the Cmin scale. The first is the C on top, you're going to use a Cmin7, which is 3rd finger, 1st finger, 4th finger, and 1st finger. Make sure your chords are clean. Now we move up to the D note, going to make a Cmin9. So Cmin7 in succession, Cmin9. Now we go up to Eb, the 3rd, Cmin7. In succession...Now for the F note, the 4th, we simply add our pinky to the Cmin7. In succession...Now we go to the G, the 5th. Cmin7. In succession...Now to the 6th, or the A note, Cmin6: G, C, Eb, and A. In succession...Now up to the Bb, or the 7th. Same as the min6, but we're moving our pinky up to the 7th. In succession...And up to the high C, bar form, Cmin7. In succession... Or with your first finger. Then we go up to the high D, the 9th, and it's the same as the Cmin7, except we're adding the D note with our 3rd or 4th finger, whichever is more comfortable. In succession...Up to the Eb, the high Eb, Cmin7. Now you can either bend your 2nd finger to get these two strings or use your 2nd and 3rd fingers, either one is acceptable. I prefer bending, but either one will work. In succession...
For the high F just add your pinky. And that's why I prefer to just bend, because you can just add your pinky. Instead of moving your fingers around, but either way works. That's the high F. In succession...And then up to the high G, so Cmin7, bar your 1st finger, 3rd finger, and pinky. In succession...And descending... These are moveable minor chords using the Cmin scale, and these are the forms we're going to use to create many chord melodies.