Em Guitar Chord

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The first position for the Em chord is the following:

  • second (middle) finger on string 5 – fret 2
  • third (ring) finger on string 4 – fret 2

For this chord all the strings are played.

Em Guitar Chord

Text tab version of C chord:

Em Chord Staff and Tab

E |--0----||
B |--0----||
G |--0----||
D |--2----||
A |--2----||
E |--0----||

Another way of playing Em chord is with the first two fingers, as follows:

  • first (index) finger on string 5 – fret 2
  • second (middle) finger on string 4 – fret 2

Em Chord

This position can help in playing the following variation of Em chord:

  • first (index) finger on string 5 – fret 2
  • second (middle) finger on string 4 – fret 2
  • fourth (pinky) finger on string 1 – fret 3

Em Chord Variation

Text tab version of this variant of Em chord variation:

Em Chord Variation Staff and Tab

E |--2----||
B |--0----||
G |--0----||
D |--2----||
A |--2----||
E |--0----||

The basic Em chord can be alternated with Em7 chord which has three variations.

The first position and most simple of Em7 is:

  • second (middle) finger on string 4 – fret 2

Em7 Guitar Chord

Text tab version of the first position of Em7 chord:

Em7 Chord Staff and Tab

E |--0----||
B |--0----||
G |--0----||
D |--0----||
A |--2----||
E |--0----||

The second position of Em7 chord is:

  • second (middle) finger on string 5 – fret 2
  • third (ring) finger on string 4 – fret 2
  • fourth (pinky) finger on string 2 – fret 3

Em7 Chord

Text tab version of the second position of Em7 chord:

Em7 Chord Staff and Tab

E |--0----||
B |--3----||
G |--0----||
D |--2----||
A |--2----||
E |--0----||

The third position of Em7 chord is:

  • first (index) finger on string 5 – fret 2
  • second (middle) finger on string 4 – fret 2
  • third (ring) finger on string 2 – fret 3
  • fourth (pinky) finger on string 1 – fret 3

Em7 Chord

Text tab version of the third position of Em7 chord:

Em7 Chord Staff and Tab

E |--3----||
B |--3----||
G |--0----||
D |--2----||
A |--2----||
E |--0----||

All these variations can be used to alternate the sound of the same chord played in a song.


        

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