How To Play The B7 Chord On Guitar

B7 chord

B7 Chord Guitar Instructions

To play the B7 chord on your guitar, picture the B7 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 B7 chord by placing your fingers exactly where the diagram shows and strumming the correct strings.

B7 Guitar Chord Finger Positions

Here's where to put your fingers when playing the B7 chord:

  1. Tune your guitar Tune your guitar to the standard tuning (EADGBe)
  2. Index finger: 1st fret, 4th string. Place your index finger on the 1st fret of the 4th string.
  3. Middle finger: 2nd fret, 5th string. Place your middle finger on the 2nd fret of the 5th string.
  4. Ring finger: 2nd fret, 3rd string. Place your ring finger on the 2nd fret of the 3rd string.
  5. Pinky finger: 2nd fret, 1st string. Place your pinky finger on the 2nd fret of the 1st string.
  6. Play chord. Strum all strings, except the 6th string.

guitar strings and finger positions diagram

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These Songs Use The B7 Chord

Mastered playing the B7 chord on your guitar? Challenge yourself by trying to play these songs to help you memorise it (they all use the B7 chord)!

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