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Chord of the Week: Em7

Chord of the Week: Em7

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You can hear this chord in great songs like Space Oddity by David Bowie and Jealous Guy by John Lennon and there are several ways to play this chord. Of course there are several ways to play any chord but this one in particular warrants a quick exploration!

Here is one of the most easy, common and versatile ways to play it. This is the one from the songs I mentioned above.

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Here is a different voicing that you can find in songs like Disarm by the Smashing Pumpkins, Wonderwall by Oasis and Boulevard of Broken Dreams by Greenday.

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Finally, here is a voicing that you can find in songs like Cry Baby Cry by the Beatles, Your Song by Elton John and it’s generally a great chord to use in between Em and C. Try it and when you do, really emphasize the open D string. Warning: This chord sounds a little muddy out of context. This version usually comes right after a regular Em.

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