Let’s look at how to play a Bm (“B minor”) chord on the piano. We’ll also learn the pattern for building any other minor chord.
What Are Minor Chords?
How to Play a Bm Chord on the Piano
To play a B minor chord, we’ll first build a B major chord using the first, third and fifth notes of the B major scale: B – D♯ – F♯.
Then to convert the B major chord into a B minor chord, we’ll lower the middle note 1/2 step: B – D – F♯
We can use this pattern to build any other minor chord! We can first build a major chord using the first, third and fifth notes of the matching major scale. Then we can lower the middle note 1/2 step.
Other Chord Types
Some other chord types you can learn are:
Now you know how to build a Bm chord on the piano, and you can use this knowledge to build other minor chords!
Minor chords are lots of fun to use at the piano, and work well for introspective and reflective moods.