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Unread 06-12-2009, 01:59 PM   #1
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Question easier way to play the B chord

hey i was wondering if their is a easier way to play the B chord i find it hard to play that chord

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Unread 06-12-2009, 02:14 PM   #2
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You could play:

xx4442 or 799877

And then there's an open B, or really a Bsus I believe: x24400
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Unread 06-12-2009, 02:17 PM   #3
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The easiest shapes I can think of that would work for a B chord are played on the four high strings only.

X = Do not play that string.

XX4442

or

XX4402

..or if you want more of a bass heavy sound play the low four strings

2244XX (use your index finger to cover both second fret notes)

There are other ways, but those come to mind right away for me...if you want easy.
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Unread 06-12-2009, 03:39 PM   #4
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Unread 06-12-2009, 04:25 PM   #5
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That's what I was wondering too. It looks like one of the older models according to the rosette.
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Easiest way:
1) Tune your guitar to open B (B F# B F# B D#).
2) Strum.
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Play an A chord and move up two frets to B.
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Play an A chord and move up two frets to B.
You forgot to mention that they should only play the D, G and B strings using this option.

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That's what I was wondering too. It looks like one of the older models according to the rosette.
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Unread 06-12-2009, 07:24 PM   #10
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If you can play a basic F chord, xx3211, just slide it up the fretboard and play xx9877.

If you can't play a basic F chord, then practice, baby, practice.
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Nice! I got one, too. My first guitar.
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Unread 06-12-2009, 07:56 PM   #12
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Nice! I got one, too. My first guitar.
my first guitar to i love it it is Canadian made and Canadian wood i named it Roxanne i like
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Unread 06-12-2009, 09:24 PM   #13
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Nice. I've owned three. I still have one, the one in my avatar at the time of this post, which is an AMI Cedar...My avy often changes to other guitars.
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I sometimes play a B chord this way. Especially if I'm playing a song that goes from an A chord to a B chord. I strum the bottom four strings.

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I sometimes play a B chord this way. Especially if I'm playing a song that goes from an A chord to a B chord. I strum the bottom four strings.
You should slide your pinky up a little more as it looks like you can't decide between a B major and a B major 7 chord.
Making your index finger parallel to the fret will assist you in this.
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