In this lesson we are going to learn how to play the chord B Minor.
Like the F chord, the chord Bm will come up often in your guitar playing career and can add a real sense of depth to a song in the key of Em. This means that if you wanted to improvise or compose a tune to the track below, you will need to use the Em scale or the Em pentatonic scale.
Unlike the F chord though, you won’t need to use a barre for this version of the chord, though there are many other versions using a barre.
The Bm Chord
We then play only the thinnest 4 strings starting on the D string. In a chord diagram, it looks like this:
The root note is coloured red, indicating it is the note B.
Suggested Chord Fingering
On TAB, it looks like this:
It sounds like this:
Try playing the F chord along with the track below. You’ll also find the chord chart below.
[B Minor Chord]
- As with the BIG EIGHT chords, don’t worry about the rhythm, just strum each chord once at the beginning of the bar to allow yourself time to practice the changes.
- Aim for clarity and no buzzing.
- Be patient – it takes a little while to master these chords!
I’ll see you next time – happy playing!
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