B7 chord for guitar in different forms, including open and barre chords.
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.
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)
B7 is a dominant chord. B7/D#, B7/F# and B7/A are inversions of the chord. B7sus4 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#.
1st inversion: B7/D# (means that D# is the bass note).
2nd inversion: B7/F# (means that F# is the bass note).
3rd inversion: B7/A (means that A is the bass note).
Diagrams of these inversions
Assorted slash chords
Versions with alternate bass notes in short notation:
Alternative chord names
B7/E is identical with B11/E.
B7/G# is identical with B13/G#.
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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