E minor ninth piano chord - Em9

The E minor ninth chord is a 5-note chord consisting of the notes E, G, B, D and F#.
You can see these notes highlighted in the interactive piano chart below.
The chord itself is often abbreviated as Em9.

Interactive piano diagram for the E minor ninth chord

Piano keyboard displaying the E minor ninth chord with the notes FbEGCbBDF#Gb

Extended Chords

Chords that are a superset of Em9. The chords include more notes but always E, G, B, D and F#.

Reduced chords

Chords that are a subset of Em9. These contain less notes but all of them are included in Em9.

Scales with Em9

Below you find all scales that include Em9:

  • dorian #4
  • aeolian
  • dorian
  • bebop minor
  • minor bebop
  • composite blues
  • messiaen's mode #3
  • chromatic

E minor ninth piano chord chart image

In case you prefer a non-interactive variant of the chord chart, we've embedded a PNG image below that shows the notes for the the Em9 chord. Feel free to save or share the image as needed.

Piano chord chart for the E minor ninth chord (Em9). The notes E, G, B, D and F# are highlighted.