E minor chord
E minor chord for piano (including Em/G and Em/B inversions) presented by keyboard diagrams.
Explanation: The regular E minor chord is a triad, meaning that it consists of three notes. The chord is often abbreviated as Em (alternatively Emin).
Theory: The E minor chord is constructed with a root, a minor thirdAn interval consisting of three semitones, the 3rd scale degree and a perfect fifthAn interval consisting of seven semitones, the 5th scale degree.
Fingerings: Little finger, middle finger, thumb (left hand); thumb, middle finger, little finger (right hand).
Notes: E - G - B
E minor - inversions
Explanation: Em/G is an E minor chord with G as the bass note and Em/B is an E minor chord with B as the bass note.
Em/G (1st inversion)
Fingerings: 5-3-1 (LH) 1-3-5 (RH)
Em/B (1st inversion)
Fingerings: 5-2-1 (LH) 1-3-5 (RH)
See also Em chords with alternative bass notes ›