How to play B major ChordOh, there you are!
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Ok, hilarious puns aside... Just so you don’t get confused, the “B chord” and the “B major chord” are the same thing. It’s a matter of how people decide to name it.
Today we’re going to show you how to play two different versions of the B major guitar chord. The full 5 string barre chord and a simpler version (to get you started).
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Real way of playing the B major chord
To play this one, bar your first finger across the bottom 5 strings on the 2nd fret. Furthermore, add your middle finger on the 4th fret of the 4th string. Also, your ring finger on the 4th fret of the 3rd string, and your pinky on the 4th fret of the second string.
When playing this one, make sure to play the bottom 5 strings with your picking hand.
Advanced way of playing the B major chord
We’re gonna show a couple of simpler versions of the B major chord.
To play this B guitar chord, put your first finger on the 2nd fret of the first string. Add your pinky to the 4th fret of the 2nd string, and your ring finger to the 4th fret of the 3rd string.
If that is too easy for you, you can try adding your middle finger to the 4th fret of the 4th string.
B Major Practice Tips:
- When placing your fingers to play these B major chords, make sure that you are behind the fret wire. Also, barre’s aside, make sure that you are pressing the strings with your fingertips.
- If placing three fingers on the 4th fret seems too difficult, try using your ring finger to barre across the 4th, 3rd, and 2nd string on the 4th fret. If you manage to do that, but in turn, you mute your 1st string, don’t bother at this point. Don’t give up and give yourself a pat on the back. This is a hard one!
Pro-tip: There are many different ways of playing the B major chord. Do you want to learn other versions of this chord? Other chords in B major scale? Or like, everything guitar-related? If the answer is - yes, to any of the above, make sure to join the GuitarZoom membership!