A# or Bb chord

A# or Bb major chord for guitar in different forms: basic, as barre chord and with a capo.
See also A# minor chord.


A#

  • A# chord diagram

A# (capo 3)

  • A# chord diagram capo

A# barre 1st

  • A# barre 1st

A# barre 2nd

  • A# barre 2nd

Alternative shapes

A#

  • A# chord diagram

Description

A# and Bb (A sharp and B flat major) are the same chord, but they change name depending on the key they are played in.

Try in a chord progression

A# - Dm - Cm - F / Bb - Dm - Cm - F

Chords that sounds good together with A#

The primary chords that sound good in a chord progression with A# is: Cm, Dm, D#, F and Gm.

Follow-up chords

Chords that are likely to follow A# / Bb major in progressions:
› D# / Eb
› F7
› Gm

Theory of the A# / Bb chord

The notes that an A# chord consists of are A#, D, F. For a Bb chord the notes are written Bb, D, F.

Omissions

A# (no3) is an A# major with no third (D).
A# (no5) is an A# major with no fifth (F).

Alternatives with capo

A shape with a capo on 1st fret.
G shape with a capo on 3rd fret (see picture).
E shape with a capo on 6th fret.

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