The B flat minor chord (Bbm) is most often played as a bar chord. None of the notes in the Bbm chord (Bb, Db, F) can be played on the open strings of the guitar. Therefore, the chord cannot be played as an open chord.

The Bbm chord is enharmonically the same as the A#m chord.

Some Quick Bbm Chord Theory

  • The B flat minor chord contains the notes Bb, Db and F.
  • The Bbm chord is produced by playing the 1st (root), flat 3rd and 5th notes of the Bb minor scale.
  • The B flat minor chord (just like all minor chords) contains the following intervals (from the root note): minor 3rd, Major 3rd, Perfect 4th (back to the root note).
  • B flat minor is the relative minor of D flat Major.
  • Bbm is the first chord in the key of B flat minor. The seven chords in the key of B flat minor are: Bbm, C diminished, Db+, Ebm, F, Gb, A diminished

10 Ways To Play The Bb Minor Chord

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

Bb Minor Chord - 10 Shapes

Further Reading

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