E Minor: 1st Position

Course: Palm mute strum or Frenado for the Cuatro

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This one you will like for sure! The E Minor chord has a distinct figure which is easy to play despite the use of 3 fingers in an unusual way. A great chord with which some amazing songs are played in. This will be reviewed later, for now try to focus on playing this fluently to take the full advantage of the chord:

E Minor Illustration

The notes played are:

B – E – G

The finger positioning is as follows:

  • 1st String – 2nd Fret – Ring Finger
  • 2nd String – 2nd Fret – Middle Finger
  • 3rd String – 1st Fret – Index Finger
  • 4th String – Open

Check out how this is played with the video demonstration:

E Minor Chord Demonstration

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