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BC-122 • The Emin Chord

The Beginner's Course

Lifting off your first finger from a regular E makes it sad!

This is probably the easiest chord we've looked at so far...


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E minor Chord time to lift a finger...

Time to lift a finger! E minor is very easy and you should have no trouble with it. It's just like an E but with one less finger to worry about. There are actually two more options for fingering this chord:

Guitar Chord E minor   E minor chord


Check that your E minor sounds like this clip:

Learn to play this chord with your 2nd and 3rd fingers as shown above; later on, you could come back and experiment with using your 1st and 2nd, or 3rd and 4th fingers. You'll eventually find that you'll decide which fingering to use depending on the song you're playing, and the chords you're playing before or after Em.

E minor chord

E minor chord


You'll probably get this one pretty quick, and then we are on to BC-123 • The Dmin Chord


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