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By adding another minor chord, E Minor, we can now play songs that use only minor chords, as well as explore larger combinations using multiple majors and multiple minors. You know what that means, lots more songs! This two finger chord is easy to play, and sounds very full.
It's similar to the E major chord, less one finger. However, while you can finger it like the E major without the first finger, try using my fingering as well. Depending on how you get to the Em and where you're going, one fingering may be better than another.
That's why fingering is a guide, but not a hard-fast rule. Still, when beginning, follow my recommendations as that will get you up and running as quickly as possible.