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The E minor chord can be played by flattening the third scale degree of E major. Instead of playing the first fret, you will play an open string instead.
This is an alternate version of the E minor chord. This version of the E minor is often used to facilitate the playing of melody notes within the chord.
This E minor barre chord is played using the A minor shape at the 7th fret.
This is an abbreviated version of the "open E" minor chord.
This Em chord is used in the verse to "Far Behind" by Candlebox.
This three string voicing of Em is played in seventh position.
This is an alternate way to finger the E Minor chord.
This Em chord is used in the interlude section of "One" by Metallica.
This voicing for Em is played with the fifth of the chord, B, in the bass.
This is an abbreviated version of the full E minor barre chord.
This voicing for Em is used in the song "Blackbird" by the Beatles.
Notice how the note G is fretted on the fourth string of this Em chord.
An alternate fingering is applied to this Em chord.
This Em chord is played with a D bass note.
This is an abbreviated version of the "open" Em voicing.
This is an easy version of the "open" Em chord.
This Em triad is played in first inversion.
The third of this Em chord (G) is doubled.
This "open" Em chord is played in first inversion.
This Em/B chord is based on the visual shape of the "open" Am chord.
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The Em guitar chord can also be played in other tunings:
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