B Chord Guitar Finger Position – 3 Easy Ways To Play

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Do you need the B major chord?

I remember in the first few years of playing guitar I avoided any song that had the B chord. After a while and quite a collection of songs that I wanted to learn but was avoiding. You won’t have to do that. This lesson will allow even a brand-new beginner to play any song with a B chord.


 Which B Chord Guitar Finger Position?

If you are brand-new beginner I recommend you stick with the first B chord guitar finger position which is fairly easy on guitar. It’s not only the easiest but also really does sound good. When you practice this form of the B major chord you’ll also be preparing yourself for other chords in the future.   All three forms of the B chord are what we call movable chords. It means that you can move the B chord up and down the guitar neck and make new chords. For example, by moving the chord up one fret it now becomes a C chord. What makes it a movable chord? It is because you are fingering all the notes that you are playing. None of the strings are left open.


Here’s how to practice the B chord:

  • Take a B chord guitar finger position form that you want to work on. Start with just one.
  • Slowly finger the chord, then take all your fingers off again and start over.
  • Do this a dozen times or more. If your hand begins to feel tense shake it out and relax.
  • Now practice playing the chord and moving to another chord. To start with I recommend playing the A major chord. Strum four times on the B chord, and then strum four times on the A chord.
  • Now try practicing with a slow pulse and practice changing without slowing down or pausing.
  • When you can do this fairly well try doing it with a metronome at a slow tempo.
  • Finally, add a third chord and repeat the process. Little by little pick up the tempo and practice changing more quickly.

I’d love to know how you enjoyed this lesson. Leave me a comment below and let me know how you’re doing.


  1. can you send a chord book to me via email

    roger luttrull

    October 23, 2013

  2. THIS HELPED ME SO MUCH!! Ive wanted to be able to play a b for years!!!


    January 3, 2016

    • I’m glad to hear that Karleigh. – Tomas


      January 13, 2016

  3. Your lesson was quite awesome ! I’m just a beginner and I’ve been able to learn the basics from your site , very well. :)

    Alan Chacko

    January 3, 2016

    • Glad I could help Alan. – Tomas


      January 13, 2016

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