Learn how to Play the Bm9 Guitar Chord

Advanced Guitar Chord Lesson – Learn To Play Bm9

The Bm9 Guitar Chord (also known as B Minor 9, B Minor 9th) is found by locating the 1, b3, 5, b7 and 9 positions (B, D, F#, A and C#) of the B Major Scale: B C# D# E F# G# A#.   The b3 symbol simply means we take the 3rd position of the B Major Scale and flatten it by 1/2 step to arrive at our “D” note.  The b7 symbol means we take the 7th position of the B Major Scale and flatten it by 1/2 step to arrive at our “A” note.

See the chord charts below for details on how to play the B Minor 9 Guitar Chord.

Here is a key that will help you read the chart:

Guitar Chord Chart Key

Everything on the above chart should be self explanatory, except for the last three in the third column. They may need a bit of explaining. The O, or open symbol, simply means that you do not press down on any notes on that string. The X means you do not strum that particular string. The Barre symbol means you need to barre that particular fret. When you barre a fret you are pressing down on multiple strings at the same time with one finger.

Chord Playing Tip: Be sure that you are pressing down on the strings hard enough. You should play each string one at a time to make sure you have a nice clean sound. If any of the strings buzz or sound muted, then something is not right.

Bm9 Guitar Chord Video Demonstration

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnOVeflUfrw

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