How to Play A# /Bbm Guitar ChordAlthough the name of this chord is quite a mouthful, don’t let it scare you away.
After all, Guitar Zoom’s here to chase the barre chord boogeyman away.
We are going to show you a few different ways of playing the Bbm guitar chord.
First things first, let’s just clarify how in the world do you pronounce the name of this chord.
Bb and A# are the same notes, so the A sharp minor guitar chord is the same as the B flat minor guitar chord. Other than that, you should note that the b in Bb stands for ‘’flat’’ and # in A# stands for sharp.
Let’s jump right in!
Watch this video to learn How to Play A# /Bbm Guitar Chord
Easy way of playing the Bbm guitar chord
To play this one, put your first finger on the 1st fret of the 1st string (a lot of firsts there, huh?). Put your middle finger on the 2nd fret of the 2nd string. Your ring finger goes on the 3rd fret of the 4th string. Finally, you should put your pinky on the 3rd fret of the 3rd string.
Advanced way of playing the Bbm guitar chord
For this one, barre (bar = barre) your index finger across the bottom 5 strings on the 1st fret. Add your ring finger to the 3rd fret of the 4th string. Your pinky goes on the 3rd fret of the third string. And finally, you should put your middle finger on the 2nd fret of the 2nd string.
Aaand, voila! There you have it!
P.S. Don’t forget to play the bottom five strings only with your picking hand.
Bbm chord guitar practice tips:
- When reading the Bbm chord diagram, you should know that ‘’X’’ signifies a string you do not want to play.
- When playing a full Bbm bar chord, pick all strings separately to make sure you have pressed them all strong enough.
- When placing your fingers to play this Bbm 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.