This article in the Mandolin Chords series of theMandolinTuner focuses on F minor (Fm).

I will give you nine (!) positions you can play the Fm chord on the mandolin, so get ready for serious practice.

The Fm consists of:

  • The root, which for the Fm chord is of course F
  • The third, which for the Fm chord is Ab
  • The fifth, which for the Fm chord is D.

As with all chords, there are many variants of the Fm chord for the mandolin. I have included nice-looking photorealistic descriptions of the most common ones.

F minor Mandolin Chord Sheet

I suggest you practice playing them one by one, till you feel comfortable with all positions, as I am convinced you will then have covered 99% of what is needed for the chord. Do you actually need to know all variants presented here? Not really, but as music is really a language, the more variants you know the easier it will be for you to play and express yourself.

The slide-show on the top, can be used for practicing, as you use it to practice a particular position, go to the next or previous chord variant.

Hope you enjoy it!


Like What You Read?


Enter your name and email to get Free Instant Access to the most comprehensive e-book available on how to master the methods and tools used for mandolin tuning. Learn:

Mandolin Tuning the Smart Way ebook
  • The Tuning Terminology, Tools and Parts
  • The Four Tuning Steps
  • How to setup your mandolin and what is intonation
  • How to train your ear
  • Digital Tuner reviews
Join the mandolin players that have enjoyed my e-book and receive a weekly newsletter with exclusive mandolin tips.


theMandolinTuner Logo



We don’t spam! Read our privacy policy for more info.