A Cool & Unusual Version of E Minor - RiffNinja.com

Checkout This Weird E Minor Chord

In this short lesson, we'll look at a different place to play that standard Em chord we've all used for eons. The secret to finding chords like these is knowing how the notes in a chord work. Understand chord construction, and learn a few off these lesser-used chords, and you'll have tons of great ideas ready to slip into your rhythm or solos!

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Paul Fulkerson Reply

Nice lesson Colin!!

Mike Hathaway Reply

real nice colin.

stan Reply

Hey Colin –
Great Job !
Great video – One quick question, and I probably have this wrong in my head somehow but during the video at about 4:55 you show moving from Em to F#minor , on your way to Am, and I guess I was thinking that Em to F#m should have only been 1 fret up the neck instead of 2 ? Or was that up 2 frets because it was sharp? Please pardon me if I am incorrect. Just trying to get that right in my mind.
As always , you are a great teacher and your experience and expertise are of great value to me and all who watch what you do so very well. As a viewer, I am always amazed at your ability to make new ideas clear and to provide me with much need clarity, assistance and alternatives in guitar playing. I always come away with something worthwhile from viewing your videos. Thank you so much! – As always I look forward to watching the next video. – Stan

    Jonathan Boettcher Reply

    Hi Stan, from E to F is one semitone, and from F to F# is another semitone. (A semitone = one fret on the guitar). So two frets is needed to move from E to F#. Cheers, Jonathan.

      stan Reply

      Thank you !
      As always you guys are on top of it.
      Really appreciate what you do – Many Kudos to you!

G Susan Burek Reply

Do you have lessons that cover these alternate chord shapes?

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