E minor chord

E minor chord for guitar in different forms, both open and barre chords.


Em

  • Em chord diagram

Em barre 1st

  • Em barre chord

Em barre 2nd

  • Em barre chord

Try in a chord progression

Em - C - D - G

Finger position (Em chord)

Index (1st) finger or middle (2nd) finger on 5th (thinnest) string, 2nd fret.
Middle (2nd) finger or ring (3rd) finger on 4th (thinnest) string, 2nd fret.

Theory of the Em chord

The notes that an Em chord consists of is E, G, B.
To get Em7 add D.
To get Em6 add C#.

Inversions

1st inversion: Em/G (means that G is the bass note).

2nd inversion: Em/B (means that B is the bass note).

Alternative shapes and voicings

Here's other ways to play E minor:

Em chord diagramEm chord diagram

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