How to Play D# /EBM ChordWhen you see the name of this chord written down, you probably tend to think that it’s some weird programming language, rather than something guitar-related, right?
Now, that’s where Guitar Zoom comes in to clear things up!
We are going to show you a few different ways of playing the Ebm chord.
But let’s just decrypt the weird-ass name of this chord.
Eb and D# are the same notes, so the D sharp minor guitar chord is the same as the E flat minor guitar chord. Other than that, you should note that the b in Eb stands for ‘’flat’’ and # in D# stands for sharp.
Now that we have that covered, let’s jump right in!
Watch this video to learn How to Play D# /EBM Chord
Easy way of playing the D#/Ebm Chord
To play this one, put your index finger on the 6th fret of the 1st string. Put your middle finger on the 7th fret of the 2nd string. Your ring finger should be placed on the 8th fret of the 4th string. Lastly, put your pinky on the 8th fret of the 3rd string.
As far as your picking hand goes, pluck the bottom 4 strings.
Advanced way of playing the D#/Ebm Chord
For this one, barre your index finger across the bottom 5 strings on the 6th fret. Add your ring finger to the 8th fret of the 4th string. Your pinky should be on the 8th fret of the 3rd string. Finally, add your middle finger to the 7th fret of the 2nd string.
As far as your picking hand goes, pick the bottom 5 strings.
E Flat Minor Chord Guitar practice tips:
- When reading the E flat minor chord diagram, you should know that ‘’X’’ signifies a string you do not want to play.
- When playing a full E flat minor bar chord, pick all strings separately to make sure you have pressed them all strong enough.
- When placing your fingers to play this E flat minor chord, make sure that you are behind the fret wire. Also, barre’s aside, make sure that you are pressing the strings with your fingertips.
Pro-tip: There are many different ways of playing the E flat minor chord on the guitar. Do you want to learn other versions of this chord? Other chords in E flat minor scale? Or like, literally everything guitar-related? If the answer is - yes, to any of the above, make sure to join the GuitarZoom membership!