Em6 Guitar Chord Lesson

Learn how to play the Em6 (also known as E Minor 6, E Minor Sixth) guitar chord with this free beginner chord lesson. The E Minor 6 Guitar Chord is a basic beginner guitar chord and fairly easy to play.  The only snag you may run into with this chord is fitting all three fingers within the same fret.

The E Minor 6 Chord  is found by locating the 1, b3, 5 , 6 steps of the  E Major Scale: E, F#, G#, A, B, C#, D#, or the notes E, G, B and C#..  The “b3” symbol translates to “Flattened 3rd” , which means we simply lower the 3rd step of the E Major Scale (G#) a 1/2 step to a “G”.


So the notes of the E Minor 6 chord are: E, G, B and C#.

Like most chords, there is more than one way to play the Em6 chord. Listed below in the chord chart diagram is one way to play this chord.

Here is a key that will help you read the chart:

Guitar Chord Chart Key


Em6 Chord Demonstration

Chord Playing Tips: Be sure that you are pressing down on the strings hard enough and play each string one at a time to make sure you have a nice clean sound. If any of the strings buzz or sound muted, then something is not right.