This article in the Mandolin Chords series of theMandolinTuner focuses on E minor (Em).

Below are seven positions you can play the Em chord on the mandolin, so get ready for serious practice!

The Em consists of:

  • The root, which for the Em chord is of course E
  • The third, which for the Em chord is G
  • The fifth, which for the Em chord is B.

 

E minor mandolin sheet

I suggest you practice playing them one by one, till you feel comfortable with all positions, as I am convinced you will then have covered 99% of what is needed for the chord. Do you actually need to know all variants presented here? Not really, but as music is really a language, the more variants you know the easier it will be for you to play and express yourself.

Hope you enjoy it!

 

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