Fm piano chord (F minor) with pictures and audio examples

In this post, we will look at how to form the fm piano chord (f minor chord) and listen to some audio examples of the chord in root position and first and second inversions.

The f m piano chord is constructed using the notes F, Ab, C

The f m piano chord can be formed easily by stacking the root, minor third and perfect fifth. If that seems confusing, then the following simple minor chord formula will make it easier for you to understand.

F minor piano chord (Fm) formula

To form any minor chord, you can simply count three steps to the right of the current key, and the key that you land on will be the second note in the chord and from that key.

From the second key, if you move four steps to the right, you will land on another key and this key will be the third note of the chord.

Let us apply this formula to the f m chord:

From the root note F, let us count three steps to the right, Gb, G, Ab. The third key we land on is the second note in the f minor chord.
From the note Ab, let us count four steps to the right, A, Bb, B, C. The fourth key that we land on is the third note of the f minor chord.

The following image should make it clear:

F minor chord in root position

F minor chord first inversion

F minor chord second inversion