How To Play The Bb Chord On Guitar

Bb chord

Bb Chord Guitar Instructions

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

Bb Guitar Chord Finger Positions

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

  1. Tune your guitar Tune your guitar to standard tuning (EADGBe)
  2. Index finger: barre the 1st fret. Use your index finger to barre the 1st fret (don’t worry about the 6th string, we won’t need to play that one)
  3. Middle finger: 3rd fret, 4th string. Place your middle finger on the 3rd fret of the 4th string.
  4. Ring finger: 3rd fret, 3rd string. Place your ring finger on the 3rd fret of the 3rd string.
  5. Pinky finger: 3rd fret, 2nd string. Place your pinky finger on the 3rd fret of the 2nd string.
  6. Play chord. Strum all strings, except the 6th string.

guitar strings and finger positions diagram

Do you want to get better at playing Bb and all other guitar chords? Over 1.79 million people across the world went from average to impressive fast when they took this online class (and it's free for 2 weeks)

These Songs Use The Bb Chord

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

Nailed It?

Great job! Let others know you're learning a REAL instrument by sharing it on social media!

Save For Later!

Want to make sure you don't forget the Bb Chord? Bookmark this page to make it easier for you to find again!

Press Ctrl+D to bookmark this page

Want To Learn More?

We hope you enjoyed learning how to play the Bb chord on your guitar. Don't stop now! We're got loads more guitar chords for you to learn at Guvna Guitars!