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The Em guitar chord

Images and a video of the most common fingering variations from 2nd to 12th fret, plus Em as tabs, alternative names and some easy reference songs.

Em guitar chord and fingering
Em on 2 fret

Em guitar chord played on only one fret

Em on 2 fret

Another Em variation

Em on 2 fret

Em chord played in 2th position

Em on 7 fret

This voicing for Em is played in 7th position

Em on 8 fret

Play Em from 8. fret

Em on 12 fret

Em with a barre on fret 12

Em on 12 fret

Em played on four strings

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How to play E minor open chord on a guitar

E Minor, or Em for short, is played with two fingers and is easy to. Learn from this video and images.

E minor on your guitar

We put the first finger on the fifth string on the second fret. Then, there is only one more finger, the second goes on the forth string on the same fret and that’s it. It is as easy as it can be, an E minor chord.

You might watch some videos or look at other guitar-players and see that they use other fingers. When I was a kid I learned that you start with the second finger rather than the first on the fifth string and second fret. That’s okay too, you can play it like that, but the easiest way is to use the first and second fingers.

You don’t need to worry about the strumming on the guitar as you can hit all the strings when you play the Em or E minor.

Em as guitar tabs

 
 e|-------0--------0--------0--------12-------x--------x--------x-----------| 
 B|-------10-------2--------x--------14-------7--------x--------x-----------| 
 G|-------9--------2--------2--------14-------9--------14-------2-----------| 
 D|-------0--------0--------4--------12-------9--------12-------4-----------| 
 A|-------8--------0--------5--------12-------8--------12-------5-----------| 
 E|-------0--------0--------3--------12-------7--------12-------3-----------| 
 

Alternative names

Emin, EMI, E minor, em

Songs with the Em guitar chord

semslem Author: Semslem

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