How To Play The Em/C Chord On Guitar

Em/C chord

Em/C Chord Guitar Instructions

To play the Em/C chord on your guitar, picture the Em/C chord chart shown as your fret board and neck (if you were to stand your guitar up vertically).

The horizontal lines represent the fret bars, the vertical lines show the strings and the dots show where to place your fingers.

Play the Em/C chord by placing your fingers exactly where the diagram shows and strumming the correct strings.

Em/C Guitar Chord Finger Positions

Here's where to position your fingers when playing the Em/C guitar chord:

  1. Tune your guitar Tune your guitar to the standard guitar tuning
  2. Index finger: 2nd fret, 4th string. Place your index finger on the 2nd fret of the 4th string.
  3. Middle finger: 3rd fret, 5th string. Place your middle finger on the 3rd fret of the 5th string.
  4. Play chord. Strum all strings, except the 6th string.

guitar strings and finger positions diagram

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These Songs Use The Em/C Chord

Mastered playing the Em/C chord on your guitar? Challenge yourself by trying to play these songs to help you memorise it (they all use the Em/C chord)!

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