E minor Chord (Em) & E minor 7th (Em7) on Piano & Guitar

    A piano keyboard reference for the E minor chord, abbreviated as Em or Emin.

    The E minor triad consists of the notes E, G and B. The 2 inversions to the E minor triad are G B E and B E G.

    The E minor 7th chord, abbreviated as Em7 or Emin7, has the notes E, G, B and D. The 3 inversions to the E minor 7th chord are G B D E, B D E G and D E G B.

    The intervals of the E minor chord are the root (E) , minor third (G) and perfect fifth (B). With the E minor 7th chord, there's an additional minor seventh (D).

    🎸 You can also jump to guitar chord diagrams for the E minor and E minor7th chords in common positions on the guitar fretboard. You'll find both open chords and/or barre chords.

    The E minor chord is a diatonic chord in the following keys:

    • The i chord in the key of E minor
    • The iv chord in the key of B minor
    • The v chord in the key of A minor
    • The ii chord in the key of D major
    • The iii chord in the key of C major
    • The vi chord in the key of G major

    E minor Chord on Piano

    E minor chord

    notes: E G B

    • E
    • G
    • B

    E minor 1st inversion

    notes: G B E

    • G
    • B
    • E

    E minor 2nd inversion

    notes: B E G

    • B
    • E
    • G

    E minor 7th chord

    notes: E G B D

    • E
    • G
    • B
    • D

    E minor 7th 1st inversion

    notes: G B D E

    • G
    • B
    • D
    • E

    E minor 7th 2nd inversion

    notes: B D E G

    • B
    • D
    • E
    • G

    E minor 7th 3rd inversion

    notes: D E G B

    • D
    • E
    • G
    • B

    🎸 E minor Chord Guitar Diagrams

    Below you'll find guitar chord diagrams for common chord positions of the E minor chord and the E minor 7th chord, along with finger positions or note names.

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    E minor 7th Guitar Chords

    1 Index finger
    2 Middle finger
    3 Ring finger
    4 Pinky

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    Piano Samples

    The piano samples used for this E minor chord reference are from “ Salamander Grand Piano V3 ” by Alexander Holm, licensed under CC BY 3.0.

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