B major chord

B major chord for guitar in different forms, both open and barre chords.
More B chord categories: Bm | B7 | Bmaj7


  • B chord diagram

B barre 1st

  • B barre chord diagram

B barre 2nd

  • B barre chord diagram

Try in a chord progression

B - F# - E - B

Chords that sounds good together with B major

The primary chords that sound good in a chord progression with B is: C#m, D#m, E, F#, G#m.

Finger position (B chord)

Index (1st) finger on 1st (thinnest) string, 2nd fret.
Middle (2nd) finger on 4th (thinnest) string, 4th fret.
Ring (3rd) finger on 3rd (thinnest) string, 4th fret.
Little (4th) finger on 2nd (thinnest) string, 4th fret.

Theory of the B chord

The notes that an B chord consists of is B, D#, F#.
To get B7 add A.
To get Bmaj7 add A#.
To get B6 add G#.


1st inversion: B/D# (means that D# is the bass note).
2nd inversion: B/F# (means that F# is the bass note).
Diagrams of these inversions

Written in tab format

- 2 -
- 4 -
- 4 -
- 4 -
- - -
- - -

Alternative shapes and voicings

Here are other ways to play B major:

B chord diagram

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