Bm Chord on Piano
Here's how to play a B minor chord on piano. Let's start with the root position.
Play the B key under middle C with you right hands' first finger. Play the D key above middle C with your 3rd finger and the F# key with your fifth.
All together you'll be playing the notes B-D-F# with your 1,3,5 fingers.
You're now playing the Bm chord in the root position which means that B, the key note, is the lowest note of the chord.
If you'll listen to the chord you'll hear that it sound rather melancholic. That's the sound of all minor chords so from now on you look for a chord by ear by playing the key note first, and then looking for two more notes with the 3rd and 5th fingers that create that mellow sound of the minor chord.
If you're not sure whether you got it right check out the musical intervals you created. Bm chord is built out of a minor third (1 1/2 tones) and a major third (2 tones) on top of it.
The minor third interval defines the chord as a Bm chord.
Now let's invert B minor into all possible Chord Inversions (So the key note of the chord will appear in different places of the chord). The possible chord inversions are given in the image.
So when we'll see the chord symble Bm above a bar it means we have to play a B minor chord.
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