#1
I've only been playing guitar for a few months now and one thing is really confusing me! Many of the tabs I've been looking at have chords like the following E minor : -

e a d g b e
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3 X 5 4 5 3

How the hell do you strum this chord while not sounding the A string?! If anyone could help me out here i'd be eternally greatful and would love you forever!!!!

p.s. sorry about the poor chord diagram!
Last edited by mictus0712 at Nov 13, 2007,
#2
Slightly flatten your finger on the E string so it barely touches the A string.
#3
rymep is right about muting the A string but that ain't an E minor chord.
#4
Yeah, you should raise the middle of your index finger slightly to mute the A string, and yes it is an Em chord, just with G as the root (it still has the same notes, just a variation)
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#5
Right, thanks, I'd have put money on that being some sort of a G chord too.
#6
It's like a C7/G.. But yeah. Practice the chord and you'll get used to muting the A string.
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#7
use the fleshy pad on the bottom of your finger thats fretting the 3rd fret on the low E string to mute the A string.
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#9
Quote by G1000
The chord is Em / G6(no5) / Bsus4/5+

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Haha, good work!
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