Here are the five CAGED shapes as minor chords. Notice the only difference between these and the major chord shapes is the 3rd. (Minor chords have a b3).

Pattern 1 (C minor form)

Note this fingering is for visualiztion only. It can’t be played unless you have six fingers!

Pattern 2 (A minor form)

 
 

Pattern 3 (G minor form)

Note this fingering is for visualiztion only. It can’t be played unless you have six fingers!

Pattern 4 (E minor form)

 
 

Pattern 5 (D minor form)

Play a Dm Chord Five Ways

Play a Dm chord five ways. Start with Pattern 1 for one bar, then Pattern 2 for one bar, … When you get to Pattern 5, play it backwards.

Cycle of Fourths from C

Through the Cycle of Fourths starting with a Cm chord. Try to stay within about a five fret range. For example, keep the root note between frets 2 and 6.

Here is the chord progression:

Cm | Fm | Bbm | Ebm | Abm | C#m | F#m | Bm | Em | Am | Dm | Gm | Cm ||

Cycle of Fifths from C

Through the Cycle of Fifths starting with a Cm chord. Try to stay within about a five fret range. For example, keep the root note between frets 2 and 6.

Here is the chord progression:

Cm  |  Gm  |  Dm  |  Am  | Em  |  Bm  |  F#m  | C# m | Abm | Ebm | Bbm | Fm | Cm ||