♦ 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.