Key to Conquer the Bm Ukuleles
Ukulele may look smaller than guitar but it actually is totally different and is more complicated for me and probably for you too because you’re here now to know how to conquer a hard chord of ukulele, Bm ukulele chord. For most ukulele beginners, E is the most horrific chord especially if those beginners have no guitar background or if they have short fingers.
The second place of terrible ukulele chords belongs to Bm ukulele chord chart. B minor or Bm can be complicated especially because we rarely find this chord in popular songs, so we play this chord less often than other chords. Yep, B minor will be as easy as others if we play songs with that chord inside every day.
Be Friends with Ukulele Chord Bm
To be a fluent ukulele player, we have to be friends with all chords including Bm ukuleles, so let us make friend with B minor. Most songs use C, A, D minor, G, F, and E minor, that’s why we can play those chords easily, unlike Bm. But let us get closer to B minor by tuning our ukulele first.
Tuning our Bm ukulele chord GCEA is a crucial step since the tension of our ukulele strings may get loose as we practice day by day. Fortunately, there’s tuner to help beginners like me tuning our ukulele. GCEA is tune of each ukulele string. The top string is G, then C is the second string, E and A are each third and fourth strings.
Transforming Bm Complicated to Bm Ukulele Easy
Now get your ukulele and place it in front of your chest and get ready to learn. You may already know Bm ukulele finger position from book or any tutorial, but all you need is practicing. The easiest way to play B minor on ukulele is placing index finger on the second fret of your ukulele.
You must be sure that your index finger is covering the entire strings of second fret and you give good pressure through your finger or else your B minor will sound terrible. Unlike playing E, giving pressure to index finger may be the hardest part of playing B minor instead of the Bm ukulele finger placement itself.
If so, get help from your thumb. With your thumb behind your ukulele’s neck and index finger pressing all strings on second fret, you’ll give good pressure to get pure B minor sound. Middle finger will be another great help to get the right Bm ukuleles. Use your middle finger to press the index finger. Both fingers will give you tuneful B minor.
Next Step to Get Fluty Bm Ukulele GCEA
Bm ukulele sound won’t be nice if your ring finger doesn’t help. Place the ring finger on fourth fret, G string. Together with index finger pressing all strings of second fret, your ring finger will give you flawless B minor tune. Yet, if the steps above are still too hard, you need to scroll down and find an alternative.
You’re not the only one struggling with your ukulele for the B minor. The others have tried and some found Bm ukulele substitute you may want to try. As we know, E is the hardest chord of ukulele but someone figured out that E7 that is easier to form has similar sound to E chord. What is the substitute for B minor?
Try B minor seventh or Bm7 and listen to the sound it makes. Some of us tried to substitute Bm with Bm7, you’re free to do the same, but listen carefully and you’ll understand that both don’t sound exactly the same. E, F7, B7, and some other chords may have alternative fingering but not with Bm ukulele tabs.
Beautiful Variations of Bm Ukulele Tab
Just like the other ukulele’s chords, B minor comes in some variations that bring different tunes. To get Bm7, use index finger to press your ukulele’s nut on the A string, middle finger pressing C and E string of second fret, and ring finger pressing G string on fourth fret. That gives you the first variation of B minor ukulele.
Then there’s B minor major seventh or BmM7 that requires index finger pressing C, E, and A strings of second fret. This variation of ukulele’s B minor also needs you to press the G string of third fret with your middle finger. For B minor ninth or Bm9, get your fingers ready because this kind of Bm ukulele variations is harder.
To play B minor ninth, press G and A strings of fourth fret, C string of second fret, and E string of fifth fret. If that is too hard, try the substitute of Bm9 ukulele by pressing C and A strings of second fret, E string of fifth fret, and G string of sixth fret. Both tabs create similar sound.
Finally, there’s B minor sixth or Bm6. This B minor sixth looks just like B minor major seventh with one simple difference. If BmM7 needs C, E, and A strings of second fret with G string of third fret, B minor sixth needs you to press the G string of first fret and C, E, A strings of second fret.
Same as B minor ukulele, B minor sixth doesn’t have alternative fingering that will give you similar sound. So the key to conquer both B minor for ukulele and B minor sixth for ukulele is nothing else but practicing routinely day by day. Patience and perseverance are the other crucial keys that help you mastering all chords of your ukulele.
I myself know a little bit about ukulele, but I got a friend who plays ukulele fluently. So I came to him and he taught me everything about ukulele also gave me motivation I need so I can be better in playing ukulele. You too will be reliable ukulele player if you learn from great ukulele players. Don’t hesitate or shy to ask a friend to teach since he/she is better teacher than video.