B Flat Minor Guitar Chord Lesson

In the following guitar tutorial, you will learn several different ways to play the B Flat Minor Guitar Chord (also known as Bbm, A#m, A Sharp Minor).

To find the notes that make up this particular chord, you will need to locate the 1, b3 and 5 steps of the Bb Major Scale: Bb C, D, Eb, F, G, and A.  When we do this, we come up with the notes Bb, Db and F.

Not sure what that little “b3” symbol above is all about?  Not to worry, its quite simple.  All you do is find the 3rd step of the B Flat Scale (D) and flatten it by 1/2 step, giving us our “Db”.

There are three Bbm chord charts below for you to get under your fingers.  These chords are a little challenging, but don’t give up if you are having a difficult time. Keep practicing and you will eventually get the hang of it.

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

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.

B Flat Minor Video Demonstration