B major chord guitar
Diagram, notes and theoretical summary concerning B Major triad plus related chords.
Full name: B Major
Alternative name/abbreviation: BM
Type: Bar chord
Notes in the chord: B, D#, F#
Relevant chords: B/D# B/F# B/A
Description & instructions
To play this chord according to the diagram above, you must lay your index finger over five strings and press them down (it may be easier to lay the finger over all six strings, but you shouldn't play on the 6th string). The rest of the fingers are used to press down the strings on the other givens positions. Some prefer instead to bar all these strings with one finger. Doing this, you will probably mute the 1st string, but that's okay (the actual string duplicates an E note).
There are more than one possible fingerings (see "Description & instructions"), this is one way to play the chord:
- Index finger on 2nd string, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th fret
- Middle finger on 4th string, 4th fret
- Ring finger on 3rd string, 4th fret.
- Little finger on 2nd string, 4nd fret.
B Major triad bar chord with the root on 6th string: 7 9 9 8 7 7
B Major triad chord with the root on 5th string: X 2 4 4 4 2
B Major triad chord with the root on 5th string: X 2 4 4 4 X
B Major triad with the root on 4th string: X X 13 11 12 X
B Major triad with the root on 3rd string: X X X 4 4 2
F#m > B > G#m7 > C#m7
Full name: B major slash F#
Alternative name/abbreviation: B 2nd inversion
Type: Closed chord
Notes in the chord: F#, B, D#
Full name: B major slash B
Alternative name/abbreviation: B/a
Type: Open chord
Notes in the chord: A, B, D#, F#
B > B/A > G#m