E minor chord
E minor chord for guitar in different forms, both open and barre chords.
Em barre 1st
Em barre 2nd
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 chordThe notes that an Em chord consists of is E, G, B.
To get Em7 add D.
To get Em6 add C#.
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: