Skip to content
How do I know what ...
Clear all

How do I know what this chord is

2 Posts
2 Users
Eminent Member
Joined: 11 years ago
Posts: 10
Topic starter  

The chord consists of F# a d b . So in theory it could be

1 3 4 5- F#sus4

1 3 5 6- D6

1 3 5 7 - Bmaj7

But Which is it?

Joined: 21 years ago
Posts: 5342

It's Bm7

B to D is the minor third giving you the Bm chord.

B to F# is the 5th completing the chord

B to A is the 7th

Your other options:

1 3 4 5- F#sus4 - this doesn't work because the sus4 needs to replace the (minor) 3rd in your chord, not add to it.

1 3 5 6- D6 - yes, you could call it this and many books and guitarists often do.

1 3 5 7 - Bmaj7 - this was your closest guess. But - Bmaj7 has a D# and an A# in it - giving you B, D# (major third), F# (the 5th) and A# the major 7th

"Be good at what you can do" - Fingerbanger"
I have always felt that it is better to do what is beautiful than what is 'right'" - Eliot Fisk
Wedding music and guitar lessons in Essex. Listen at: