B Flat Minor Chord For Beginners

Want to learn the B flat minor chord ? Check out this lesson to learn 5 super-easy ways to play the B flat minor chord.

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  • 3 super – simple ways to play the B flat minor chord.
  • The no1 secret to learning chords quickly.
  • 3 quick and easy tips which will help you accelerate your progress.

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What is the B flat Minor Chord?

The B flat minor chord is one of the most commonly used chords on the guitar.

Before we learn how to play easy versions of this chord, let’s learn two of the most common B flat minor chords.

B Flat Minor Chord (E Shape)

The reason we refer to this chord as the ‘E shape’ is because it is based on the E minor chord.

To learn an E minor chord, go here: How To Play The Em Guitar Chord

The root note (first note in a chord) of this chord is on the low E string.

To learn about root notes, go here: Guitar Notes Explained : A Guide For Beginners

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To play this chord:

  • Barre your first finger over all the strings on the 6th fret
  • Place your 3rd finger on the 8th fret of the A string.
  • Place your 4th finger on the 8th fret of the D string.
  • Strum all the strings!

If you find this chord hard, don’t worry. Most guitarists find barre chords difficult.

If you don’t know how to play barre chords, watch this video to learn how:

B Flat Minor Chord (A Shape)

The reason we refer to this barre chord as the ‘A shape’ is because it’s based on standard A minor chord.

To learn how to play an A minor chord, go here: Am Guitar Chord For Beginners

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To play this chord:

  • Barre your first finger across all strings on the 1st fret.
  • Place your 2nd finger on the 3rd fret of the D string. (4th string.)
  • Place your 3rd finger on the 3rd fret of the G string. (3rd string.)
  • Place your 4th finger on the 2nd fret of the B string. (2nd string.)

Easy Ways To Play The B Flat Minor Guitar Chord

We’re going to learn 4 super-easy ways to play the B flat minor guitar chord.

Shape 1

This shape is perfect for beginners as it only uses three fingers.

B flat minor chord

To play this chord:

  • Place your 3rd finger on the 3rd fret of the G string.
  • Place your 2nd finger on the 2nd fret of the B string
  • Place your 1st finger on the 1st fret of the B string.
  • Strum from the G string.

Strumming the correct strings can be difficult, but for now don’t worry about this. Just concentrate on fretting the chord correctly.

Want to know to skip strings whilst strumming? Go here: How To Skip Strings While Strumming

Shape 2

This version of the B flat minor guitar chord is similar to an Am chord.

B flat minor chord

To play this B flat minor guitar chord:

  • Place your 2nd finger on the 3rd fret of the D string. (4th string.)
  • Place your 3rd finger on the 3rd fret of the G string. (3rd string.)
  • Place your 1st finger on the 2nd fret of the B string. (2nd string.)

Shape 3

Shape 3 sits between open chords and barre chords in terms of difficulty. If you find barre chords difficult, this shape is perfect for you.

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To play this chord:

  • Place your 3rd finger on the 3rd fret of the D string. (4th string.)
  • Place your 4th finger on the 3rd fret of the G string. (3rd string.)
  • Place your 2nd finger on the 2nd fret of the B string. (2nd string.)
  • Place your 1st finger on the 1st fret of the high E string. (1st string.)

Even if you find guitar playing difficult sometimes, always remember that it’s good for you! Check out this article from Guitar World to find out why: 10 Scientifically Proven Reasons You Should Play Guitar

The secret to learning guitar fast!

The fastest way to learn guitar chords is to learn the easy chords first. Learning harder chords halts your progress.

Learning easier chords first develops your dexterity. It’s FAR more important to learn more songs when you’re a beginner.

To learn easy songs, go here: 10 Easy Songs On Guitar

There are SO many chords, how do I remember them?

Here’s a quick tip to help you remember chords:

Once you’ve learned a chord, clench your fist 5 times. Play the chord again and repeat this action. 

This chord hack is one of the best ways to remember chords. However, make sure that you play the chord correctly.

If the chord is wrong and you clench your fist, you’ll be telling your hand to remember the wrong chord.

Here are a few points to consider when practicing chords:

  • Make sure each of your fingers are in the correct place.
  • Make sure each notes ring out clearly.
  • Make sure it sounds great!

If you follow each point, your chords will sound amazing!

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Should I learn other guitar chords?

It’s important that you try and learn as MANY chords as possible.

Here’s a list of 7 essential guitar chords for beginners:

If you want to learn these chords, go here: 14 Easy Guitar Chords For Beginners

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Is it essential that I know guitar chords?

Chords make up ALL music. Without chords, songs wouldn’t exist and music would be boring.

Learning guitar chords helps you develop your guitar knowledge and musicality.

To learn easy songs and how to develop your musicality, check out these lessons:

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