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B m Description

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.

Learn 13 positions for this chord

Position 1

Fingers Positions

  • Mute the low E string
  • Place your index finger (1) on the fret 2 of the A and high E strings at the same time
  • Place your middle finger (2) on the fret 3 of the B string
  • Place your ring finger (3) on the fret 4 of the D string
  • Place your pinky finger (4) on the fret 4 of the G string

Position Characteristics

  • This position requires barre
  • This position is movable

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Position 2

Fingers Positions

  • Place your index finger (1) on the fret 7 of the low E, G, B and high E strings at the same time
  • Place your ring finger (3) on the fret 9 of the A string
  • Place your pinky finger (4) on the fret 9 of the D string

Position Characteristics

  • This position requires barre
  • This position is movable

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Position 3

Fingers Positions

  • Mute the low E string
  • Mute the A string
  • Place your index finger (1) on the fret 9 of the D string
  • Place your middle finger (2) on the fret 10 of the high E string
  • Place your ring finger (3) on the fret 11 of the G string
  • Place your pinky finger (4) on the fret 12 of the B string

Position Characteristics

  • This position is movable

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Position 4

Fingers Positions

  • Mute the low E string
  • Mute the A string
  • Place your index finger (1) on the fret 2 of the high E string
  • Place your middle finger (2) on the fret 3 of the B string
  • Place your ring finger (3) on the fret 4 of the D string
  • Place your pinky finger (4) on the fret 4 of the G string

Position Characteristics

  • This position is movable

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Position 5

Fingers Positions

  • Mute the low E string
  • Mute the high E string
  • Place your index finger (1) on the fret 2 of the A string
  • Place your middle finger (2) on the fret 3 of the B string
  • Place your ring finger (3) on the fret 4 of the D string
  • Place your pinky finger (4) on the fret 4 of the G string

Position Characteristics

  • This position is movable

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Position 6

Fingers Positions

  • Mute the low E string
  • Mute the A string
  • Place your index finger (1) on the fret 10 of the high E string
  • Place your middle finger (2) on the fret 11 of the G string
  • Place your ring finger (3) on the fret 12 of the D string
  • Place your pinky finger (4) on the fret 12 of the B string

Position Characteristics

  • This position is movable

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Position 7

Fingers Positions

  • Mute the low E string
  • Place your index finger (1) on the fret 14 of the A and high E strings at the same time
  • Place your middle finger (2) on the fret 15 of the B string
  • Place your ring finger (3) on the fret 16 of the D string
  • Place your pinky finger (4) on the fret 16 of the G string

Position Characteristics

  • This position requires barre
  • This position is movable

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Position 8

Fingers Positions

  • Mute the low E string
  • Place your index finger (1) on the fret 7 of the G, B and high E strings at the same time
  • Place your ring finger (3) on the fret 9 of the A string
  • Place your pinky finger (4) on the fret 9 of the D string

Position Characteristics

  • This position requires barre
  • This position is movable

Audio file

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Position 9

Fingers Positions

  • Mute the low E string
  • Mute the A string
  • Place your index finger (1) on the fret 7 of the G, B and high E strings at the same time
  • Place your ring finger (3) on the fret 9 of the D string

Position Characteristics

  • This position requires barre
  • This position is movable

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Position 10

Fingers Positions

  • Mute the low E string
  • Mute the A string
  • Mute the D string
  • Place your index finger (1) on the fret 2 of the high E string
  • Place your middle finger (2) on the fret 3 of the B string
  • Place your ring finger (3) on the fret 4 of the G string

Position Characteristics

  • This position is movable

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Position 11

Fingers Positions

  • Mute the A string
  • Let the D string play without pressing any fret
  • Mute the B string
  • Mute the high E string
  • Place your middle finger (2) on the fret 7 of the low E string
  • Place your ring finger (3) on the fret 7 of the G string

Position Characteristics

  • This position uses open strings

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Position 12

Fingers Positions

  • Mute the low E string
  • Let the D string play without pressing any fret
  • Mute the G string
  • Mute the B string
  • Mute the high E string
  • Place your index finger (1) on the fret 2 of the A string

Position Characteristics

  • This position uses open strings

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Position 13

Fingers Positions

  • Mute the A string
  • Mute the high E string
  • Place your index finger (1) on the fret 7 of the low E, G and B strings at the same time
  • Place your ring finger (3) on the fret 9 of the D string

Position Characteristics

  • This position requires barre
  • This position is movable

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