B minor

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The B minor chord is a triad formed from a root (B), a minor third (D) and a perfect fifth (F♯).

How to play B minor on the piano

To play the B minor chord, first you'll need to find the root note: B. Look at the black keys in groups of three on the keyboard. The key just to the right of those groups is B. From there, you can start to build the chord.

B minor consists of the following notes: B, D, and F♯. To play the chord in its root position with your right hand, use the following fingers:

F♯ - Fifth finger (5)
D - Third finger (3)
B - First finger (1)

Use the following fingers to play the chord with your left hand:

F♯ - First finger (1)
D - Third finger (3)
B - Fifth finger (5)

You might find it easier to play the B minor chord with different fingers, depending on the piece of music you're playing. Watch the video above to get a feel for how the chord is built.

What are the inversions of B minor?

The B minor chord has two inversions. To learn how to play the 1st and 2nd inversions, follow the steps below.

How to play the 1st inversion of B minor

If you put the D as the lowest note in the chord, you make the 1st inversion of B minor. To play the chord with your right hand, use the following fingers:

B - Fifth finger (5)
F♯ - Second finger (2)
D - First finger (1)

How to play the 2nd inversion of B minor

The 2nd inversion of B minor places the F♯ as the lowest note in the chord. Use the following fingers to play the chord:

D - Fifth finger (5)
B - Third finger (3)
F♯ - First finger (1)

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