The Em/G (E minor over G) chord is an E minor chord, with the G (the b3) as the bass note.
The chord is also referred to as Em over G, or Em ‘slash’ G, or simply, E minor with a G in the bass.
Technically, the E minor chord with the G in the bass is a second inversion E minor chord.
Some Em/G Chord Theory and Info
- The Em/G chord contains the notes G, E and B.
- It is a E minor chord with an G in the bass.
- The root note of Em/G is E, the bass note is G.
- The Em/G chord is very similar to the G6 chord, and they are often used interchangeably. The only difference between the two chords is that the G6 chord can also include the D note, which is the 5th of G. Including the D note in Em/G would make it an Em7/G, as the D is the b7 note.