E minor 7th chord
Em7 chord for piano with keyboard diagram.
Explanation: The E minor seventh is a four-note chord and the four notes of the chord are marked in red color in the diagram. The chord is often abbreviated as Em7 (alternatively Emin7).
Theory: The Em7 chord is constructed with a root, a minor thirdAn interval consisting of three semitones, the 3rd scale degree, a perfect fifthAn interval consisting of seven semitones, the 5th scale degree and a minor seventhAn interval consisting of ten semitones, the 7th scale degree.
Fingerings: Little finger, middle finger, index finger, thumb (left hand); thumb, index finger, middle finger, little finger (right hand).
Notes: E - G - B - D
Em7 - inversions
Explanation: The piano chords pictured below are the three inversions of Em7. Em7/G is an E minor seventh with G as the bass note, Em7/B is an E minor seventh with B as the bass note and Em7/D is an E minor seventh with D as the bass note.
See also Em7 chords with alternative bass notes ›