B dim Guitar Chord (b5) | How to Play The B Diminished Chord


Chord Description

B dim position 1 guitar chord diagram

The B Diminished chord is composed of the Root, Minor Third, and diminished Fifth

This chord is also known as:

  • B Diminished
  • B Dim
  • B Diminished Triad
  • B Ø
  • Bdim

The notes of the B Diminished chord are B, D, and F

The B diminished chord is built on the 7th degree of the C major scale.

Notes of the B dim chord:

BDF

How to create the Diminished chord:

1
b2
2
b3
3
4
b5
5
#5
6
b7
7

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How To Play The Bdim chord on guitar

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Position 1
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B dim position 5 guitar chord diagram

Position 2
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B dim position 6 guitar chord diagram

Position 3
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B dim position 1 guitar chord diagram

Position 4
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B dim position 2 guitar chord diagram

Position 5
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B dim position 3 guitar chord diagram

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Use Fretboard Maps To Build Chords Along All The Fretboard

How to construct the B dim chord on guitar

This fretboard map shows you the tones in the chord all along the neck. You can play this chord by choosing some of the chord tones.

1
b3
b5
b5
1
b3
b5
1
b3
b5
1
b3
1
b5
1
b3
b5
b3
1
b3

These maps show you the tones in a chord all along the fretboard. They are incredibly helpful because allow you to:

  • Create new voicings on the fly, across all the neck
  • Improvise targeting the right notes
  • Unlock the fretboard and expand the CAGED system.

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