B Flat Major Guitar Chord Lesson

Learn how to play the Bb Major Guitar Chord with this free tutorial. The B Flat Guitar Chord (also known as A# Major, A#Maj, BbMaj) is found by locating the 1, 3 and 5 positions (Bb, D and F) of the B Flat Major Guitar Scale: Bb C D Eb F G A Bb.


So the notes of the B Flat Major Chord are: Bb, D and F

This is a challenging chord to play if you are just beginning.  All three examples below  are barre chords.  To play a barre chord correctly requires a good deal of strength in your hands and fingers.  Don’t get discouraged if you cannot play these chords right away.  If these prove to be too challenging, follow this link for an easy version of the Bb Major Guitar Chord.

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


Basic Guitar Chords 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.