How To Play The Bm Ukulele Chord

To play the Bm chord, perform a barre by pressing your index finger on the C-string, E-string, and bottom-A string on the 2nd fret and ring finger on the 4th fret of the top g-string.

Bm Ukulele Chord Explanation

The B minor chord contains the notes B-D-F#.

To build a Bm chord, take the minor triad formula (1-b3-5) and apply it to the B major scale (B, C#, D#, E, F#, G#, A#).

Identify the first, third, and fifth scale degrees in a B major scale which are B-D#-F#.

Because the chord Bm is a minor chord, lower the third scale degree a half step in accordance with the minor triad formula, which results in the notes B-D-F# for the B minor chord.

Watch the following video to learn how to play a Bm chord on ukulele.

How to Barre the Bm Ukulele Chord More Easily

The Bm chord on ukulele is a barre chord which can be a challenge for new ukulele players.

However, it's possible to play this chord more easily with a few specific tricks, like:

1. Position the barre right up behind the fret (as closely as possible)

2. Barre all four strings with the "meat" of the index finger (closest to the hand)

3. Double up the barre by placing the middle finger on top of the index finger barre in the fretting hand

4. Rotate the fretting hand wrist forward to better reach the top string

5. For small hands, try pressing down on the top string with the little finger instead of the ring finger

I cover each trick in the following video!

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