The B Major chord is a common guitar chord. Despite its common use in Pop songs, there are no practical ways to play the B chord as an open chord. It is therefore played very commonly as a bar chord in the second fret.

Some Quick A Chord Theory

  • The B Major chord contains the notes B, D# and F#.
  • The B Major chord is produced by playing the 1st (root), 3rd and 5th notes of the B Major scale.
  • The B Major chord (just like all Major chords) contains the following intervals (from the root note): Major 3rd, minor 3rd, Perfect 4th (back to the root note).
  • The B Major first chord in the key of B. The key of B contains the following chords – B, C#m, D#m, E, F#, G#m, A# diminished.

10 Ways To Play The B Major Chord

If you’ve come to this page just to view some chord diagrams for B, here they are.

B Major Chord - 10 Shapes

Further Reading