B7 chord

B7 chord for guitar in different forms, including open and barre chords.



B7 chord diagram

The diagram shows the most common way to play the chord. Avoid playing on the 6th string. B7 is a four-note chord consisting of B, D#, F#, A.

Alternative shapes

B7 barre

  • B7 barre shape

B7 barre

  • B7 shape


  • B7 voicing

Relevant chords


  • B7/F# chord diagram


  • B7/D# chord diagram


  • B7sus4 shape

Theory and information


Another way to play B7/F# is 221202 and involve the thumb on the sixth string.

Try in a chord progression

G - B7 - C - D - G (see with diagrams in pdf)

Chord names

B7 is a dominant chord. B7/D#, B7/F# and B7/A are inversions of the chord.

Alternative chord names

B7sus4 (X22200) is identical with Esus4/B and Asus2/B.

Notes in the chord

The notes that the B7 chord consists of are B, D#, F#, A.
To get B9 add C#.
To get Bmaj7 replace A with A#.


B7 (no3) is a B dominant 7th with no third (D#).
B7 (no5) is a B dominant 7th with no fifth (F#).

Written in tab format (main version in open position)

- 2 -
- 0 -
- 2 -
- 1 -
- 2 -
- - -

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