E minor 9th chord

Em9 chord for piano with keyboard diagram.
Explanation: The E minor ninth is a five-note chord. For practical reasons the chord is normally played with omitted notes and/or inverted. The chord is often abbreviated as Em9 (alternatively Emin9).
Omissions: Em9(no3): E - B - D - F#; Em9(no5): E - G - D - F#.
Theory: The Em9 chord is constructed with a root, a minor third, a perfect fifth, a minor seventh and a major ninth.


Em9 piano chord
Notes: E - G - B - D - F#

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Em9 inversions and voicings

Em9/D chord diagram
One of many possible inversions (Em9/D)

Em9 chord diagram
Notes: E - G (left hand) B - D - F# (right hand)
Two-hand voicing

E chord categories

E Em E7 Em7 Emaj7 EmM7 E6 Em6 E6/9 E5 E9 Em9 Emaj9 E11 Em11 Emaj11 E13 Em13 Emaj13 Eadd E7-5 E7+5 Esus Edim Edim7 Em7b5 Eaug Eaug7