B minor chord
B minor chord for guitar in basic form, with capo and as barre chords.
More Bm chord categories: Bm7
Bm (capo 2)
Bm barre 1st
Bm barre 2nd
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 others: Dmaj7, Em9, F#7, G6, A9.
Chords that are likely to follow B minor in progressions:
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.
Bm is an abbreviation for B minor (a less common abbreviation is Bmin).
Alternative shapes with open strings
Chord versions in open position:
Bm/D: XX0432 / XX0402
Alternatives with capo
Am shape with a capo on 2nd fret (see picture).
Em shape with a capo on 7th fret.
Theory of the Bm chord
The notes that the Bm chord consists of are B, D, F#.
To get Bm7 add A.
To get Bm6 add G#.
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
Assorted slash chords
Versions with alternate bass notes in short notation:
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Alternative chord names
Bm/C# is theoretically identical with Bmadd9/C#.
Bm/E is theoretically identical with Bmadd11/E.
Bm/G is theoretically identical with Gmaj7.
Bm/A is theoretically identical with D6/A.
Bm (no3) is a B minor with no third (D).
Bm (no5) is a B minor with no fifth (F#).
Written in tab format
- 2 -
- 3 -
- 4 -
- 4 -
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