Ultimate Guide to Learn The B7 Chord on Guitar

Learn The B7 Chord on Guitar

When you’re first learning how to play guitar, I recommend practicing chord switching between two chords. That way, you’ll be able to learn some easy 2 chord songs on guitar, and can focus on the strumming patterns and all that other (very important) stuff.

Once you learn a few two chord songs, you’ll be able to expand your chord vocabulary and learn some 3 chord songs, etc. It’s more important to focus on the whole picture (putting chords & strumming together) than getting carried away with how many chords you know – quality over quantity!

B7 Chord Diagram

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Not sure what this chord diagram means? Learn how to read guitar chord diagrams!

Tips For Playing B7 Chord on Guitar

In my free eBook, you’ll find the following B7 chord tips along with helpful diagrams and visuals to make this chord easier to play.

  1. Make sure your thumb is in a good spot near the middle of the neck (up vs down) and pointing upwards
  2. Sit up straight, with your shoulders back
  3. Keep your fingers curled so they don’t mute adjacent strings
  4. Press as close to the fret as possible

To speed up the process, I recommend doing some quick & easy warmup exercises that’ll help build up your strength and reach. To help with that, here’s a page with some great guitar warm up exercises for beginners (and beyond!)

Switching Between B7 and Other Basic Guitar Chords

B7 is most commonly found in the key of E, which contains E, A and B7. There are plenty of songs that use this killer 3-chord combo.

To help you practice this switch and many other common ones, I’ve put together an entire page dedicated to switching between B7 and other basic chord shapes.

Easy Songs Containing The B7 Chord

Here is a list of easy B7 chord songs. If you’d like to find more, check out this list of 3 Chord Songs on Guitar. You can also try using the song finder, here on my website. Simply check the box for “B7” and search for any song containing the B7 chord!

Songs that Use E, A and B7

  • Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain
  • Man of Constant Sorrow
  • I Walk The Line

Other easy songs that contain B7

  • Hallelujah
  • Don’t Let Me Down
  • Blue Christmas
  • A Change Is Gonna Come
  • Where Did You Sleep Last Night
  • Can’t Help Falling In Love
  • Sittin’ On The Dock of The Bay
  • Mama’s Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys
  • I Want To Hold Your Hand
  • Love Me Tender
  • Praise You
  • I Saw Her Standing There
  • Jailhouse Rock
  • Sea of Love
  • Havana
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