The B minor 7 chord (Bm7) a B minor chord (B – D – F#) with the ‘flat 7’ of the B Major scale included (A).
The minor 7 chord in general is a very common and popular chord. Along with the Major 7 and Dominant 7 chords, the minor 7 chord is one of the most common 7th chords in all of music.
The B minor chord, played in the second position, is one of the most popular bar chords for guitarist. Therefore, the Bm7 chord is also one that gets used frequently.
Some Quick Bm7 Chord Theory
- The B minor 7 chord contains the notes B, D, F# and A.
- The Bm7 chord is produced by playing the 1st (root), flat 3rd, 5th and flat 7th of the B Major scale.
- The B minor 7 chord (just like all minor 7 chords) contains the following intervals (from the root note): minor 3rd, Major 3rd, minor 3rd, Major 2nd (back to the root note).
- Bm7 is a Bm chord, with the flat 7th (A) included.
10 Ways To Play The B Minor 7 Chord
If you’ve come to this page just to view some chord diagrams for Bm7, here they are.
- A guide to minor 7 chords
- B natural minor scale
- B minor 7 arpeggio
- B minor chord
- Chords page
- How guitar chords work