How To Play The Bb/D Chord On Guitar

Bb/D chord

Bb/D Chord Guitar Instructions

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

Bb/D Guitar Chord Finger Positions

Here's where to put your fingers when playing the Bb/D chord:

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

guitar strings and finger positions diagram

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These Songs Use The Bb/D Chord

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

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