B minor chord

B minor chord for guitar in basic form, with capo and as barre chords.
More Bm chord categories: Bm7


  • Bm chord diagram

Bm with capo

  • Bm chord diagram capo

Bm barre 1st

  • Bm barre chord diagram

Bm barre 2nd

  • Bm barre chord diagram

Relevant chords


  • Bmadd4 chord diagram

Try in a chord progression

Bm - G - D

Chords that sounds good together with B minor

The primary chords that sound good to combine with Am in chord progressions are: D, Em, F#m, G, A.
Secondary chords are among many other: Dmaj7, Em9, F#7, G6, A9.

Follow-up chords

Chords that are likely to follow B minor in progressions:
› D
› F#m
› G
› A


Bm (XX4432) is more correctly named Bm/F# since the bass note is F#. This is nevertheless a good choice if you want to play B minor in first position.

Finger position (Bm chord)

Index (1st) finger on 1st (thinnest) string, 2nd fret.
Middle (2nd) finger on 2nd (thinnest) string, 3rd fret.
Ring (3rd) finger on 4th (thinnest) string, 4th fret.
Little (4th) finger on 3rd (thinnest) string, 4th fret.

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Chord names

Bm is an abbreviation  for B minor (a less common abbreviation is Bmin).

Theory of the Bm chord

The notes that a Bm chord consists of are B, D, F#.
To get Bm7 add A.
To get Bm6 add G#.

Alternative shapes with open strings

Chord versions in open position:

Bm: X20432
Bm/D: XX0432


1st inversion: Bm/D (means that D is the bass note).
2nd inversion: Bm/F# (means that F# is the bass note).
Diagrams of these inversions

Omissions (dyads)

Bm (no3) is a B minor with no third (D).
Bm (no5) is a B minor with no fifth (F#).

Alternatives with capo

Am shape with a capo on 2nd fret (see picture).
Em shape with a capo on 7th fret.

Written in tab format

- 2 -
- 3 -
- 4 -
- 4 -
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