This article is for those who can’t play Bm chord.
For those who are starting to play the guitar, the first hurdle is the F chord, and just like F, Bm is also difficult to play.
As I wrote in the F chord article, it would be a shame to quit playing the guitar due to frustration with difficult chords, so in this blog I would like to introduce ways to improve your playing level in the easiest way possible.
So, let’s put off being able to play a proper Bm chord ^^
I will introduce a simple way to play the Bm chord (abbreviated form) that is different from the normal Bm chord.
If you read this article,
・You can learn what a normal Bm chord is (even if you can’t play it, it’s OK).
・Even if you can’t play the normal Bm chord, you will be able to play the Bm chord in the abbreviated form.
Once you can play the Bm chord, you will be able to play even more songs.
(1) What is Bm chord? Why Bm chords are difficult
This is a diagram of a normal Bm chord.
This is how you press it.
I hold down all the 1st to 5th strings on the 2nd fret with my index finger.
As I wrote in another article, it is quite difficult to “press everything with your index finger.”
So, I will postpone learning to play the normal Bm chord introduced above and explain the abbreviated chords.
I will introduce the normal Bm chord in another article.
(2) Abbreviated form
Now, here is the abbreviated form for the main topic.
First, a diagram.
Press the 2nd fret of the 5th string with your index finger, the 2nd fret of the 3rd string with your middle finger, and the 2nd fret of the 1st string with your ring finger.
A photo is shown below.
Press 3 points, and do not press anything on the 2nd and 4th strings. In this state, play the 5th to 1st strings.
*Do not play the 6th string.
If you let your fingers rest too much, your fingers will touch the adjacent strings and the sound won’t be as clear, so try to hold your fingers up as much as possible.
If you are playing a song and a Bm chord comes up, you can play the song by playing this abbreviated chord just like using a normal chord.
That’s all for Guitar Course I:
Thank you for your hard work.
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