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).


Em chord diagram with marked notes E - G - B
Notes: E - G - B
Left hand: 5-3-1
Right hand: 1-3-5

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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)

Em/G chord diagram
Fingerings: 5-3-1 (LH) 1-3-5 (RH)

Em/B (2nd inversion)

Em/B chord diagram
Fingerings: 5-2-1 (LH) 1-3-5 (RH)

See also Em chords with alternative bass notes ›

E chord categories

E Em E7 Em7 Emaj7 EmM7 E6 Em6 E6/9 E5 E9 Em9 Emaj9 E11 Em11 Emaj11 E13 Em13 Emaj13 Eadd E7-5 E7+5 Esus Edim Edim7 Em7b5 Eaug Eaug7