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Free Sample Lesson 3 - B7 Chord

Lesson 3 - B7 Chord - Free Sample

B7 Chord

Lesson Goals:

♦ Learn the proper fingering for the B7 chord
♦ Play the chord clearly
♦ Visualize the chord pattern


We will now move on to the B7 chord. Most teaching programs would not get into 7th chords this early in the process but the B7 chord is closely related to the E chord that you learned previously.

In addition, the B7 happens to be the second chord in the first song we are going to learn.

The B7 chord is formed by placing the 2nd finger on the 2nd fret of the 5th string, the 1st finger on the 1st fret of the 4th string and the 3rd finger on the 2nd fret of the 3rd string.

Note: The 6th string is not played and should be muted.

Now let’s try playing the B7 chord. Concentrate on getting your left hand fingers in position and making sure each note sounds clearly. Don’t worry too much about right hand technique yet, just strum the chord with your pick or thumb.

Lesson 3 Summary

Take a few minutes to work on the B7 chord. The chord should sound clear with no buzzing or fret noise. Also practice visualizing the chord pattern. You should be able to recall the chord pattern without looking at the chart.

Jam Tip!

Notice the "X" above the 6th string on the chord diagram. This means the string should not be played. A good trick to keep the string from sounding is to wrap your thumb up around the
neck and lightly touch the 6th string to mute it.

B7 Chord

3_b7 chord diagram

B7 Chord

3_b7 chord pic