How to Play the B Minor Guitar Chord

Learn how to play the B Minor Guitar Chord (also known as Bm) with this free guitar tutorial.  The B Minor Chord  is found by locating the 1, b3 and 5 steps of the  B Major Scale: B, C#, D#, E, F#, G#, A#, or the notes B, D and F#.  The “b3” symbol translates to “Flattened 3rd” , which means we simply lower the 3rd step of the B Major Scale (D#) a 1/2 step to a “D”.

So the notes of the B Minor Chord are: B D F#.

I will demonstrate how to finger this chord with the chart diagrams below.

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.

B Minor Guitar Chord Videos

The videos below will demonstrate how to play the B Minor Barre Chord on the 2nd and seventh frets.

Chord Playing Tip: Be sure that you are pressing down on the string 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.