Bm Chord on Guitar: How To Play the B Minor chord


B m position 1 guitar chord diagram

This tutorial will show you some different ways to play a Bb minor chord on guitar. We're going to provide you with easy fingerings, suitable for beginners, as well as more advanced shapes, requiring barrè, that will allow you to play the Bb minor chord all along the fretboard.

The intervals in the B minor chord are Root, Minor Third, and Perfect Fifth

Different notations for the B Minor chord:

  • B Minor
  • B Min
  • B Minor Triad
  • Bm

The notes of this chord are B, D, and F#

Chords composed of 3 tones are denoted as triads, in this case we have a minor triad.


Notes that compose the B m chord:

BDF#

Chord Structure:

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

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B Minor Guitar Chord Shapes

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Position 1
Open

B m position 13 guitar chord diagram

Position 2
Open

B m position 12 guitar chord diagram

Position 3
Movable

B m position 10 guitar chord diagram

Position 4
Movable

B m position 3 guitar chord diagram

Position 5
Movable

B m position 4 guitar chord diagram

Position 6
Movable

B m position 5 guitar chord diagram

Position 7
Movable

B m position 6 guitar chord diagram

Position 8
BarreMovable

B m position 9 guitar chord diagram

Position 9
BarreMovable

B m position 14 guitar chord diagram

Position 10
BarreMovable

B m position 1 guitar chord diagram

Position 11
BarreMovable

B m position 7 guitar chord diagram

Position 12
BarreMovable

B m position 8 guitar chord diagram

Position 13
BarreMovable

B m position 2 guitar chord diagram

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The B Minor Chord | Songs and Keys

Hotel California begins with a B minor chord and probably is the most popular songs in this key.

Also Money by Pink Floyd and Fade to Black by Metallica are in this key.

Here below are the chords of the keys of B minor, in which our chords is obviously the root of the key.

Key i ii III iv v VI VII
B Bm C# dim D Em F#m G A

Common Keys With The B Minor Chord

Here below you find the most used keys that contain the B minor chord.

G Major Key

In the key of G major, the B minor chord is the 3rd degree, os it has the function of Mediant.

Key I ii iii IV V vi vii
G G Am Bm C D Em F# dim

A Major Key

In the key of A major, the B minor chord is the Supertonic (2nd degree)

Key I ii iii IV V vi vii
A A Bm C#m D E F#m G# dim

D Major Key

In the key of D major, you find the B minor chord on the 6th degree, also called Submediant, or relative minor. In fact, the relative minor key of D major is B minor.

Key I ii iii IV V vi vii
D D Em F#m G A Bm C# dim

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