B major chord

B major chord for guitar in different forms, both open and barre chords. See also B minor chord.


B

  • B chord diagram

B barre 1st

  • B barre chord

B barre 2nd

  • B barre chord

Try in a chord progression

B - F# - E - B

Chords that sounds good together with B major

The primary chords that will sound good in a chord progression with B is: C#m, D#m, E, F#, G#m.

Finger position (B chord)

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

Theory of the B chord

The notes that an B chord consists of is B, D#, F#.
To get B7 add A.
To get Bmaj7 add A#.
To get B6 add G#.

Inversions

1st inversion: B/D# (means that D# is the bass note).
2nd inversion: B/F# (means that F# is the bass note).

Written in tab format

- 2 -
- 4 -
- 4 -
- 4 -
- - -
- - -

Alternative shapes and voicings

Here's other ways to play B major:

B chord diagram

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