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How to play a B major chord on piano

In this lesson you’ll learn how to play every variation of a chord of B major on piano, including its root position, first inversion and second inversion.

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B major - Root position

Play chord of B major
B major on piano

The notes required to play a chord of B major on piano are as follows:

  • B
  • D#
  • F#

For the standard root position of B major, use your left hand to play two B notes, one octave apart. Then play a triad chord with your right hand, using all three notes of B, D# and F#.

B major root position on piano
Here's how it sounds:

B major - First inversion

Also written as B/D#
B major first inversion on piano
Here's how it sounds:

B major - Second inversion

Also written as B/F#
B major second inversion on piano
Here's how it sounds:
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