How to play the E Minor Chord on the piano.
The E minor chord is made up of three white notes with a black note in the middle: E, G, and B.
When reading a chord chart or fake book, the E minor chord will look like Emin. Other variations include: e, E mi, and e min, and E-, and e-.
The E is located to the right (above) the two-black-note group. The B is located to the right of the three-black-note group. The G is the white note in between E and B. The G can be hard to locate quickly by itself – it’s the white note found between the bottom two black notes in the group-of-three.
The most common fingering for the E minor chord is:
Right thumb on E, middle finger on G, and pinky on B.
Left pinky on E, middle finger on G, and thumb on B.