F minor chord
F minor chord for piano (including Fm/Ab and Fm/C inversions) presented by keyboard diagrams.
Explanation: The regular F minor chord is a triad, meaning that it consists of three notes. The chord is often abbreviated as Fm (alternatively Fmin).
Theory: The F minor chord is constructed with a root, a minor thirdAn interval consisting of three semitones, the 3rd scale degree and a perfect fifthAn interval consisting of seven semitones, the 5th scale degree.
Fingerings: Little finger, middle finger, thumb (left hand); thumb, middle finger, little finger (right hand).
Notes: F - Ab - C
F minor - inversions
Explanation: Fm/Ab is an F minor chord with Ab as the bass note and Fm/C is an F minor chord with C as the bass note.
Fm/Ab (1st inversion)
Fingerings: 5-3-1 (LH) 1-2-5 (RH)
Fm/C (2nd inversion)
Fingerings: 5-2-1 (LH) 1-3-5 (RH)
See also Fm chords with alternative bass notes ›