Learn to Make the B7 Chord on Guitar in our Free Online Lesson for Beginners

In this lesson, you will learn how to make a B7 chord on guitar. The B7 on guitar can be mastered by following the chart and photos that I have provided for your convenience FREE of charge that shows you everything you need to know regarding proper finger position for this chord shape as well as strumming instructions.

B7 is one of the 15 basic chords that every beginner must know in order to move forward with your playing. This chord shape requires the player to use four fingers instead of three which makes this one slightly challenging (for a little while anyway), so let's get started.

Video Lesson Showing Beginners How to Make a B7 Guitar Chord

To play a guitar B7 you will place your:

1st finger (index finger) on the fourth (4th) string in the first (1st) fret

2nd finger (middle finger) on the fifth (5th) string in the second (2nd) fret

3rd finger (ring finger) on the third (3rd) string in the second (2nd) fret

and (here's where the fun starts)

4th finger (pinky) on the first (1st) string in the second (2nd) fret

You can see an example of correct finger position for the B7 guitar chord shape in the following picture.

How to Strum a B7 on Guitar

To play a B7 chord on guitar you will strike FIVE (5) strings of the guitar, from the first string to the fifth leaving only the sixth string unplayed as you will see from the RED "X" graphic over the sixth string in the above diagram.

Practice strumming across these 5 strings evenly with your fingers in position as in the demonstration provided in the above photo and you will be able to remove playing the B7 chord on guitar off your musical "to-do" list of chords to learn in record time.

It may be a little late in the lesson to mention this but I would like to ask that you, please learn to play the E chord, the A chord and the D chord ASAP. I cannot stress how important it is for you to learn these three chords so that we can start playing progressions used in many of the easy guitar songs that I will be teaching you. If you would like to begin playing real music as quickly as possible, that is what you need to do NOW. Practice those basic chords until you can easily change from one chord to the other without struggling to change the position of your fingers on the fret board and we can start to make some music which is the ultimate goal of every student.

The B7 guitar chord is on our list of the 15 basic chords that must be mastered in order to move forward and really take advantage of this chance to learn guitar for free using Easy Guitar Guy's Free Lessons online. ONLY after you master these would I worry with learning to play a B7 chord on guitar .