Bm7 chord

Bm7 chord for guitar in different forms, including open and barre chords.

 

Bm7

Bm7 chord diagram

The diagram shows how the chord is played in open position. Avoid playing on the 6th string. Bm7 is a four-note chord consisting of B, D, F#, A. Bm7 is an abbreviation for B minor 7th.

Alternative shapes

Bm7 barre

  • Bm7 barre shape

Bm7 barre

  • Bm7 barre shape

Bm7

  • Bm7 chord voicing

Bm7

  • Bm7 chord voicing

Bm7 (capo 2)

  • Bm7 capo diagram

Relevant chords

Bm7/D

  • Bm7/D chord diagram

Bm7/F#

  • Bm7/F# chord diagram

Try in a chord progression

G - Am7 - Bm7 - C

Theory and information

Comments

The alternative version of Bm7 (X2023X) is a B minor 7th with an omitted 5th. It can also be played as X20232).

Notes in the chord

The notes that the Bm7 chord consists of are B, D, F#, A.
To get Bm9 add C#.
To get B7 replace D with D#.

Alternatives with capo

Am7 shape with a capo on 2nd fret (see picture).
Em7 shape with a capo on 7th fret.

Chord names

Bm7 is a minor 7th chord (a less common abbreviation is Bmin7). Bm7/D, Bm7/F# and Bm7/A are inversions of the chord. Notice that Bm7/D uses the same shape as D6.

Bm7/A can be played X04435.

Alternative chord names

Bm7 (X20202) is identical with D6/B.
Bm7/D (XX0202) is identical with D6.
Bm7/F# (2X0202) is identical with D6/F#.

Written in tab format (main version in open position)

- 2 -
- 0 -
- 2 -
- 0 -
- 2 -
- - -

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