E Flat Minor Chord For Beginners

Want to learn how to play the E flat minor chord? You’re in the right place! 

In this free guitar lesson you will learn:

  • 4 super-simple ways to play the E flat minor chord.
  • 3 essential tips that will help your barre chords sound amazing.
  • The #1 secret that will boost your chord success.

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What’s the best way to play an E flat minor chord?

The two most popular ways to play an E flat minor chord are:

  • E Flat Minor Chord. (E minor shape.)
  • E Flat Minor Chord. (A minor shape.)

Let’s take a look at both of these chord shapes.

To play both of these chords correctly, you must know how to barre chords. Here are 3 quick tips from Mike:

E Flat Minor Chord (E minor Shape)

This first barre chord shape is referred to as the ‘Em shape’ because it is based off an Em chord.

To learn an Em chord go here: Easy Ways To Play An Em Chord

E Flat Minor Chord

  • Find the 11th fret and barre over all the strings with your first finger.
  • Find the 13th fret on the A string. (5th string.) Fret this note with your 3rd finger.
  • Find the 13th fret on the D string. (4th string.) Fret this note with your 4th finger.

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E Flat Minor Chord (A minor Shape)

In the guitar world, we refer to this barre chord as the ‘A minor’ shape because it is based off an A minor chord.

Let’s compare.

Here’s an Am chord:

E Flat Minor Chord

Here’s a E flat minor chord (A minor barre shape):

E Flat Minor Chord

(If you don't understand the above image please read our article "How To Read Guitar Chordboxes In 60 Seconds". It will make everything clear!)

Can you see how both chords use the Am shape?

To play this chord:

  • Find the 6th fret. Barre your first finger from the 6th fret of the A string (5th string) to the high E string. (1st string.)
  • Find the 8th fret on the D string. (4th string.) Fret this note with your 3rd finger.
  • Find the 8th fret on the G string. (3rd string.) Fret this note with your 4th finger.
  • Find the 7th fret on the B string. (2nd string.) Fret this note with your 2nd finger.

Let’s take a look at some easy versions of the E flat minor chord.

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E Flat Minor Chord | Easy Version 1

This E flat minor chord is perfect for beginner guitarists. It’s simple, sounds fantastic and is SO much easier than a barre chord.

E Flat Minor Chord

  • Find the 4th fret on the D string. (4th string.) Fret this note with your 3rd finger.
  • Find the 3rd fret on the G string. (3rd string.) Fret this note with your 2nd finger.
  • Find the 4th fret on the B string. (2nd string.) Fret this note with your 4th finger.
  • Find 2nd fret on the high E string. (1st string.) Fret this note with your 1st finger.

E Flat Minor Chord | Easy Version 2

If you’re a brand new guitarist, this chord is perfect for you. It’s super-simple to play and feels great under the fingers.

D_Sharp_Minor Chord

  • Find the 4th fret on the B string. (2nd string.) Fret this note with your 3rd finger.
  • Find the 2nd fret on the high E string. (1st string.) Fret this note with your 1st finger.
  • Play the B and E string simultaneously.
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