Learn how to Play the Ebm Guitar Chord

Learn how to play the Ebm Guitar Chord (also known as E Flat Minor, Eb Minor, D#m, D Sharp Minor) with this free guitar lesson.

To build the Ebm guitar chord we first need to look at the the Eb Major Scale: Eb F G Ab Bb C D Eb.  To find the notes that make up this chord we use the following formula : 1, b3, 5.  This means that we take the first, flattened third and fifth positions of the Eb Major Scale to form our Ebm chord.  Those notes are Eb, Gb and Bb.

Below are four different versions of the Ebm/D#m guitar chord.

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

Guitar Chord Chart Key

Everything on the above chart should be self explanatory, except for the last three in the third column. They may need a bit of explaining. The O, or open symbol, simply means that you do not press down on any notes on that string. The X means you do not strum that particular string. The Barre symbol means you need to barre that particular fret. When you barre a fret you are pressing down on multiple strings at the same time with one finger.

Eb Minor Guitar Chord Video Demonstration

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