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.
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!