To play the Emin7b5 chord, place the middle finger on the 2nd fret of the C-string and index finger on the 1st fret of the bottom A-string. Let the other strings ring open.
The Emin7(b5) chord is a minor-seventh-flat-five chord, also known as a half-diminished-seventh chord, and contains the notes E-G-Bb-D.
To build an Emin7(b5), take the minor seventh chord formula (1-b3-5-b7) and apply it to the E major scale (E, F#, G#, A, B, C#, D#). Flat the fifth scale degree to make the minor-seventh-flat-five formula 1-b3-b5-b7.
Identify the first, flat third, flat fifth, and flat seventh scale degrees in the E major scale which are E-G-Bb-D to form the Emin7(b5) chord.
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