How To Play The B5 Chord On Guitar

B5 chord

B5 Chord Guitar Instructions

To play the B5 chord on your guitar, picture the B5 chord chart shown 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 B5 chord by placing your fingers exactly where the diagram shows and strumming the correct strings.

B5 Guitar Chord Finger Positions

Here's where you need to put your fingers when playing the B5 chord:

  1. Tune your guitar Tune your guitar to standard tuning (EADGBe)
  2. Index finger: 2nd fret, 5th string. Place your index finger on the 2nd fret of the 5th string.
  3. Ring finger: 4th fret, 4th string. Place your ring finger on the 4th fret of the 4th string.
  4. Play chord. Strum the 5th and 4th strings.

guitar strings and finger positions diagram

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These Songs Use The B5 Chord

Mastered playing the B5 chord on your guitar? Challenge yourself by trying to play these songs to help you memorise it (they all use the B5 chord)!

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