How To Play Bdim Chord On Guitar

Learn how to play B-Diminished or Bdim Chord properly on the Guitar in this easy step-by-step lesson.

Bdim Chord Chart Guitar

Bdim Chord Chart Guitar

How To Play Bdim or B diminished Chord On Guitar

Bdim Chord is a 3 String Chord. To Play Bdim Chord on Guitar:

  1. Place Your First Finger on First Fret, First String.
  2. Place Your Middle Finger on Third FretSecond String.
  3. Place Your Ring Finger on Fourth Fret, Third String.
  4. Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Strings are not played.

Notes In an Bdim or B-Diminished Chord

Notes played in an Bdim Chord are B, D and F.

  • Root Note B is played on the 3rd string.
  • D note is played on the 2nd String and is the Minor Third Interval of the A Major scale.
  • F note is played on the 1st string of the guitar and is a Tritone Interval of the A Major scale.
Notes in Bdim Chord

Diminished Chord Formula

The Diminished chord formula is 1-b3-b5.

B diminished triad is simply the major triad with the Third and Fifth Intervals flattened by a semitone (half-step).

To play an Bdim triad chord, the Root, Minor Third Interval and Minor Sixth Interval of an A Major Scale are played together.

Bdim Chord Formula

B diminished / Bdim Chord Variations or Different Shapes


 Bdim Guitar Chord Shapes

Bdim Chord On Stave


Bdim Chord Stave


Bdim Chord Guitar Tabs


Bdim Chord Guitar Tab