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(@chymera)
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Hi,

If you're new to barre chords it could be tricky to do it that way. They take a while to get right.

The notes you need for a Bminor chord
are B, D and F sharp.

biker_jim_uk explained how to put your fingers for the barre, but you may find that difficult. However, if you did nail it you'd be making the notes B, F#, B, D and F# again. You have two of the notes twice. That's good - it gives a nice full sound. But, if that's too hard, try just playing only the three thinnest strings like this:

Index finger (1) on the second fret of the thinnest (E) string - plays an F#
Middle finger (2) on the third fret of the next thin (B) string - plays a D
Ring finger (3) on the fourth fret of the next thin (G) string - plays a B

It's a thinner sound, but it's still a B minor. It'll probably do for now. :wink: In theory you could also hit the next open string (which is a D) and still be OK but it may not sound as good (but try it and see... 8) )

Another fairly easy way to play it is to put your first two fingers as above, then put the ring finger and pinky side by side on the fourth fret - ring finger on the D string and pinky on the the G string. It starts with an F# then and not a B, but still sounds OK. 8)

Experiment a bit.

Cheers,

Chris

EDIT: Fixed typo :oops: - Thanks Lars.... :)

Ya that definitely sounds more manageable for now. Thanks everyone the help..much appreciated


   
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(@guitarmonkey90)
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E --|---------|-----1----|---------|-----------|------------
B --|- -------|----------|-----2----|-----------|---------------
G - |---------|--------- |----------|-----4-----|--------------
D |---------|----------|----------|-----3-----|--------------
A -- |---------|-----1--- |----------|-----------|-------------
E - |------- |----------|----------|-----------|---------------

hope this makes sense barre chords can be tough to get when your first learning good luck and stick with it

"thats alright baby i still got ma guitar"


   
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(@guitarmonkey90)
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it didnt look that bad when i first drew it honest lol

"thats alright baby i still got ma guitar"


   
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(@dustdevil)
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Another fairly easy way to play it is to put your first two fingers as above, then put the ring finger and pinky side by side on the fourth fret - ring finger on the D string and pinky on the the G string. It starts with an F# then and not a B, but still sounds OK. 8)

Experiment a bit.

Cheers,

Chris

I just wanted to lend support for this method. Sounds a bit fuller and you can move everything up the neck one fret and get a non-barre Cm chord. If you're going to learn one chord, you might as well learn two..... :D

John A.

They say only a pawnshop guitar can play the blues. An eBay one does it better. A guitar's bound to feel unloved if her owner plasters pictures of her over the internet for all to see and then sells her off to the highest anonymous bidder.


   
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