How to Play A#/B Flat ChordSome find it challenging to pronounce the name of this chord, not to mention playing the damn thing.
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We are going to show you a few different ways of playing the B flat chord.
Before we go any further, let’s make sure we know how to read the name of this chord.
A# and Bb are the same notes, so the B flat guitar chord is the same as the A sharp guitar chord. You should also note that the b in Bb stands for ‘’flat’’ and # in A# stands for sharp. Other than that, have in mind that this is a major chord.
Now, without further ado…
Watch this video to learn How to Play A#/B Flat Chord
Easy way of playing the B flat chord/A# chord on the guitar
To play this one, barre (bar = barre) your first finger across the bottom two strings on the 6th fret. Put your middle finger on the 7th fret of the 3rd string, and your ring finger on the 8th fret of the 4th string.
Voila, there you have it!
Advanced way of playing the B flat chord/A# chord on the guitar
To play this B flat guitar chord, bar your first finger across all the strings on the 6th fret. Put your ring finger on the 8th fret of the 5th string. Put your pinky on the 8th fret of the 4th string. Lastly, put your middle finger on the 7th fret of the 3rd string.
Strum across all 6 strings with your picking hand.
B flat major chord guitar practice tips:
- When playing a full B flat major bar chord, pick all strings sequentially to make sure you have pressed them all strong enough.
- When placing your fingers to play the B flat major chord, make sure that you are behind the fret wire. Also, barre’s aside, make sure that you are pressing the strings with your fingertips
Pro-tip: There are many different ways of playing the Bb/A# major chord on the guitar. Do you want to learn other versions of this chord? Other chords in A# major scale? Or like, literally everything guitar-related? If the answer is - yes, to any of the above, make sure to join the GuitarZoom membership!