Em7 chord - E Minor Seventh - guitar chord chart


E m7 position 1 guitar chord diagram

The intervals of this chord are Root, Minor Third, Perfect Fifth, and Minor Seventh

Some books show this chord as:

  • E Minor Seventh
  • Em7

The Em7 chord is composed of the notes E, G, B, and D


Notes that compose the E m7 chord:

EGBD

Chord Formula:

1
b2
2
b3
3
4
b5
5
#5
6
b7
7

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Fingerings for the E Minor Seventh guitar chord

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Position 1
Movable

E m7 position 9 guitar chord diagram

Position 2
Movable

E m7 position 14 guitar chord diagram

Position 3
Open

E m7 position 19 guitar chord diagram

Position 4
Open

E m7 position 4 guitar chord diagram

Position 5
Open

E m7 position 6 guitar chord diagram

Position 6
Open

E m7 position 18 guitar chord diagram

Position 7
Open

E m7 position 1 guitar chord diagram

Position 8
Open

E m7 position 2 guitar chord diagram

Position 9
Movable

E m7 position 10 guitar chord diagram

Position 10
Movable

E m7 position 21 guitar chord diagram

Position 11
Open

E m7 position 5 guitar chord diagram

Position 12
BarreMovable

E m7 position 7 guitar chord diagram

Position 13
Open

E m7 position 17 guitar chord diagram

Position 14
BarreMovable

E m7 position 8 guitar chord diagram

Position 15
BarreMovable

E m7 position 15 guitar chord diagram

Position 16
BarreMovable

E m7 position 16 guitar chord diagram

Position 17
BarreMovable

E m7 position 20 guitar chord diagram

Position 18
BarreMovable

E m7 position 11 guitar chord diagram

Position 19
BarreMovable

E m7 position 13 guitar chord diagram

Position 20
BarreOpen

E m7 position 3 guitar chord diagram

Position 21
BarreMovable

E m7 position 12 guitar chord diagram

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E Minor Seventh Chord | Keys and Songs

We can see the E minor seventh chord like an E minor chord (E, G and B) with an additional note, D, that is a minor seventh from the root (10 half-steps)

It is a cool chord that you can play with a couple of really easy shapes, suitable for beginners. For example, position 4 sounds beautiful and you only have to use one finger, on the 2nd fret of the A string.

Keys With The E Minor Seventh Chords

Here below we show the most common keys that contain the E Minor Seventh chord. As this chord is composed of 4 notes (E, G, B and D) we use 4 tones harmonization tables.

C Major Key

In the C major key, you find the E m7 at the 3rd degree.

C maj7D m7E m7F maj7G 7A m7B m7/b5
B (7)
G (5)
E (3)
C (1)
C (1)
A (6)
F (4)
D (2)
D (2)
B (7)
G (5)
E (3)
E (3)
C (1)
A (6)
F (4)
F (4)
D (2)
B (7)
G (5)
G (5)
E (3)
C (1)
A (6)
A (6)
F (4)
D (2)
B (7)

G Major Key

E m7 in the relative minor chord (6th) of the G major key.

G maj7A m7B m7C maj7D 7E m7F# m7/b5
F# (7)
D (5)
B (3)
G (1)
G (1)
E (6)
C (4)
A (2)
A (2)
F# (7)
D (5)
B (3)
B (3)
G (1)
E (6)
C (4)
C (4)
A (2)
F# (7)
D (5)
D (5)
B (3)
G (1)
E (6)
E (6)
C (4)
A (2)
F# (7)

D Major Key

The 2nd chord of the D major key is our E m7.

D maj7E m7F# m7G maj7A 7B m7C# m7/b5
C# (7)
A (5)
F# (3)
D (1)
D (1)
B (6)
G (4)
E (2)
E (2)
C# (7)
A (5)
F# (3)
F# (3)
D (1)
B (6)
G (4)
G (4)
E (2)
C# (7)
A (5)
A (5)
F# (3)
D (1)
B (6)
B (6)
G (4)
E (2)
C# (7)

Songs With E minor 7

There are tons of songs with the E minor 7 chord; on the guitar, this chord can be played with many open strings, so it has a really powerful sound.

Here are some popular songs that contain this chord:

  • Grateful Dead: Shakedown Street
  • Nat King Cole: Autumn Leaves
  • Ben E. King: Stand By Me
  • The Beatles: Yesterday
  • Bob Marley: Redemption Song