Bm7 chord

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


Bm7 chord diagram X20202

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.

Alternative shapes

Bm7 barre

  • Bm7 barre shape X24232

Bm7 barre

  • Bm7 chord diagram 797777


  • Bm7 chord voicing


  • Bm7 chord voicing

Bm7 (capo 2)

  • Bm7 with capo chord diagram

Try in a chord progression

G - Am7 - Bm7 - C (see with diagrams in pdf)

Theory and information


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 uses the same shape as D6/B.

Finger position

Index (1st) finger on 5th (thinnest) string, 2nd fret.
Middle (2nd) finger on 3rd (thinnest) string, 2nd fret.
Ring (3rd) finger on 1st (thinnest) string, 2nd fret.


1st inversion: Bm7/D (means that D is the bass note).
2nd inversion: Bm7/F# (means that F# is the bass note).
3rd inversion: Bm7/A (means that A is the bass note).
Diagrams of these inversions

Assorted slash chords

Versions with alternate bass notes in short notation:

Bm7/C: X3020X
Bm7/E: 020202
Bm7/G: 300002
Bm7/G#: 424232

Alternative chord names

Bm7/E is identical with Bm11/E.
Bm7/G is identical with Gmaj9.
Bm7/G# is identical with Bm13/G#.

Written in tab format (main version in open position)

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

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