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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6 Responses to “Checkout This Weird E Minor Chord”

  1. Paul Fulkerson April 19, 2015 at 9:02 pm #

    Nice lesson Colin!!

  2. Mike Hathaway May 10, 2015 at 11:26 pm #

    real nice colin.

  3. stan June 30, 2016 at 2:34 pm #

    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 June 30, 2016 at 2:39 pm #

      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 June 30, 2016 at 5:12 pm #

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

  4. G Susan Burek July 1, 2016 at 12:43 am #

    Do you have lessons that cover these alternate chord shapes?

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