How To Play The B Chord On Guitar
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B Chord Guitar Instructions
To play the B chord on your guitar, picture the B chord chart shown to the left as your fret board and neck (if you were to stand your guitar up vertically).
The horizontal lines represent the fret bars, the vertical lines show the strings and the dots show where to place your fingers.
Play the B chord by placing your fingers exactly where the diagram shows and strumming the correct strings.
B Guitar Chord Finger Positions
Here's where you need to put your fingers when playing the B chord:
- Tune your guitar Tune your guitar to standard tuning (EADGBe)
- Index finger: barre the 2nd fret Use your index finger to barre the 2nd fret (don’t worry about the 6th string, we won’t need to play that one)
- Middle finger: 4th fret, 4th string Place your middle finger on the 4th fret of the 4th string
- Ring finger: 4th fret, 3rd string Place your ring finger on the 4th fret of the 3rd string
- Pinky finger: 4th fret, 2nd string Place your pinky finger on the 4th fret of the 2nd string
- Play chord Strum all strings, except the 6th string
Other Names For The B Guitar Chord:
- B Major Chord
- BM Chord
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These Songs Use The B Chord
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