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.