The E Minor chord in the open position is one of the five fundamental minor chord shapes you will learn to play on guitar. They are Em, Am. Dm, Cm and Gm.

The below diagram shows you how to play the chord with suggested finger positions.

The E Minor Chord in the Open Position on Guitar

Fingering the E Minor Chord

  • Place your index finger on the 2nd fret of the A string
  • Put your middle finger on the 2nd fret of the D string
  • Strum all of the strings together

Chord Attributes

  • Intervals: 1 – b3 – 5
  • Notes: E – G – B
  • Chord Symbols: Em, Emin, E-