The Chord Of E Minor

F MajorOur first chord that is not a major chord is the chord of E Minor; generally written as Em. The minor chords are often known as the ‘mood’ chords, because they carry a sad, resonant sound, as opposed to the bright or more forceful sound of a major chord. The Em chord also works with C Major, F Major and G Major.

You’ll be relieved to know that Em is one of the easiest chords, only requring 2 fingers.

Strum this chord and notice the slightly sombre sound. This chord can be played with the major chords of C, F and G, which you already know if you have been following these lessons.