B Guitar Chord

Learn how to play the B major guitar chord right now with this easy video! The B major chord is made up of three different notes – B (root note), F# (perfect 5th), D# (major 3rd), and is always a barre chord when played on guitar, check it out:

First you will learn a simple version of a B chord that is neither major nor minor, this is called the B5 power-chord. It consists only of the root note (B) and the perfect 5th (F#), and is an easy way to play a B chord if you are still beginning to learn bar chords. Next up is the full barre chord shape, using the ring finger to hold down the 4th frets of the D, G, and B strings while the index finger is holding down the 2nd fret of the A string. Make sure you can hear each note ring out clearly before you give the chord a strum.

The next part of this guitar lesson shows you a full six string B major barre chord starting at the 7th fret position on the E string (a B note):

B major guitar chord

This B chord should not be too hard to play after a few attempts, but the trickiest part is always about getting the index finger barring the strings hard enough so they can all be heard clearly. This means no buzz noises or muted notes, so make sure each note rings clear and sounds clean before you strum.

D Guitar Chord

The D guitar chord played in the open position on guitar is proabably the happiest sounding of all the guitar chords! A D major chord is made up of the notes D (root note), A (perfect 5th) and F# (major 3rd). In this D chord guitar lesson you’ll learn several voicings and positions to play D major on your guitar.

The first D chord shape you will learn is probably the most important, it’s a D major open chord:

D major open chord
Next we take a look at some interesting D chord shapes that are played further up the guitar neck. The nice thing about these shapes is we can play the open D string with them and this gives us some unique voicings for this guitar chord. It’s also helpful to learn the full D major barre chord which is played at the 10th fret starting on the low E string:

D major bar chord
This lesson finishes off by showing you the cool sounding open D octave chord. It’s a tight chord to hold but it definately sounds sweet with those high notes in there! This octave chord is the same shape as the open chord, but is played up one octave (12 frets away).