Bdim7 Chord on Guitar: How To Play the B Diminished Seventh chord

B dim7 position 1 guitar chord diagram

The intervals in this chord are Root, Minor Third, diminished Fifth, and Diminished Seventh

This chord is also known as:

  • B Diminished Seventh
  • B Dim
  • B Diminished 7
  • B O7
  • Bdim7

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

Because Diminished 7th chords are symmetrical, you can play all the inversions with the same shapes.

Notes of the B dim7 chord:

BDFAb

Chord Formula:

1
b2
2
b3
3
4
b5
5
#5
bb7
b7
7

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Guitar Patterns for the Bdim7 chord

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Position 1
Open

B dim7 position 8 guitar chord diagram

Position 2
Movable

B dim7 position 1 guitar chord diagram

Position 3
Movable

B dim7 position 2 guitar chord diagram

Position 4
Movable

B dim7 position 3 guitar chord diagram

Position 5
Movable

B dim7 position 4 guitar chord diagram

Position 6
BarreMovable

B dim7 position 5 guitar chord diagram

Position 7
BarreMovable

B dim7 position 7 guitar chord diagram

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Use Fretboard Maps To Build Chords Along All The Fretboard

How to create your own B dim7 chord fingerings

Pick some of the tones from the fretboard map below and play this chord in new ways.

1
b3
b5
bb7
b5
1
b3
b5
bb7
1
bb7
b3
b5
bb7
1
b3
1
b5
bb7
1
b3
b5
b3
bb7
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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