What is the easiest way to chord B major ?

Discussion in 'Beginner's Q&A Forum' started by bsharp, Mar 6, 2006.

  1. bsharp

    bsharp New Member


    What is the easiest way to play B major chord using all 6 strings?
    I mostly use ebgd strings only..
    Is the barrey method easier or the
    one using thumb in the E and A strings easier ?
  2. anshphenomenon

    anshphenomenon Rape me :boff:

    use ur index finger to barr e(lower)A and E...covering the entire 2nd fret..use ur ring finger(is that what its called?) to barre b g d..on the 3rd fret...thats how i play it..

    u can also use..middle finger,ring finger and ur pinky to press.b g d
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  3. bsharp

    bsharp New Member

    Ya I am actually following this barre pattern only..
    But actually
    one frnd of mine was advicing me a different pattern
    which is
    using ur thumb covering E and A strings along with middle,ring and the last finger(is that its called ?) for D,G and B strings and index finger at e string...

    I am findng it pretty difficult..
    Does any of u follow this pattern ..? If yes then which one is easier ?
    I want ur opinions guys..
  4. anshphenomenon

    anshphenomenon Rape me :boff:

    use the way..u feel comfortable with...
  5. Asmodeus

    Asmodeus New Member

    To learn a chord, stick to what u can play easily, and are most comfortable with.

    BTW, for a Bmaj using all the 6 strings, barre the 7th fret of the 6th string (E), and fingers holding 9th frets of 5th, 4th and 8th fret of 3rd strings respectively...
  6. UjSen

    UjSen *#!EVIL*!!


    I agree wid asmodeus>>
  7. sachoo

    sachoo drenched in my pain again

    7th fret..absoultely easiest way .. righ asmo... :rock:
  8. sayanakaharry

    sayanakaharry Forum Leader

    the two barre shapes at the 2nd and 7th fret are the only way so take your pick. there is no open shape for B major, though there is one for B7.
  9. anshphenomenon

    anshphenomenon Rape me :boff:

    B is played both on 2nd fret and 7th Fret..as said above...
    but u cant play B only on 7th..
    u shd also be able it play it on 2..
    not all the time shd that be played on7th
  10. sayanakaharry

    sayanakaharry Forum Leader

    exactly. the thing to see is that when you are changing to the B chord, where exactly on the fretboard you are. if you are nearer to the 2nd fret opt for that shape and likewise for the 7th fret.
  11. BIG_EVIL

    BIG_EVIL Guitaring Machine

    try this


  12. zing

    zing Machine Head

    use index finger & advise ur frnd 2 do the same :)

    u can learn how to cover E & A strngs with ur thumb but dont make it a habit - bcos tho u can play barres this way it'll cramp ur other finger movemnts 4 sure - check it 4 urself & see

    also when u want 2 shift ur fingers up/down the fretboard, keepin th thumb anchored in a barre isnt gonna help
  13. arsilhaq

    arsilhaq New Member

    use capo on da 2nd fret...but i have one friendly advice for u dude ...tryin to play that chord without capo.....coz there are so many flat chords in guitar where u have to hold them as they are ......keep practicing ur instrument ...n ull b fyne with b flat
  14. Asmodeus

    Asmodeus New Member

    Hmm.. I liked the inverted chord position...

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