Saturday, 9 February 2013

Bb Guitar Chord | B flat guitar chord

Today's guitar chord of the day is Bb. There are two different ways to play this in first position, the first inversion is played like this:
Bb guitar chord
Bb guitar chord

Keep your fingertips close to the frets for the clearest sound, put your 1st finger on the 1st fret of the E string, 2nd finger on the 3rd fret of the D string, 3rd finger on the 3rd fret of the G string and your 4th finger on the 3rd fret of the B string:

bb guitar chord

The B flat guitar chord uses these notes: Bb, D and F
This chord can also be played using a barre across the 1st fret. Lay your first finger just behind the 1st fret like this:
b flat guitar chord

The Bb barre chord is fingered like this:

b flat major guitar chord
It take a little practice to play barre chords if you're used to playing open guitar chords, but this has the big advantage of being moveable, you can keep the same guitar chord shape and move to different frets to play different major chords:
  • 1st fret Bb chord
  • 2nd fret B chord
  • 3rd fret C chord
  • 4th fret C# chord
  • 5th fret D chord
  • 6th fret D#/Eb chord
  • 7th fret E chord
  • 8th fret F chord
  • 9th fret F#/Gb chord
  • 10th fret G chord
  • 11th fret G#/Ab chord
  • 12th fret A chord