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


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.

Chord names

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

Theory of the Bm chord

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

Alternatives with capo

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


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

Written in tab format

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

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