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Accessible Mandolin Chords

Mandolin Chords for the Blind and Visually Impaired

B 5th Chord

There are 5 ways of playing this chord

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Second Fret
Seventh Fret
Fourth Fret
Ninth Fret
Eleventh Fret

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Second Fret

  • make a barre on the second fret with your first finger from the first string to the second string
  • your third finger goes on the fourth fret of the fourth string
  • your fourth finger goes on the fourth fret of the third string
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Seventh Fret

  • your first finger goes on the seventh fret of the first string
  • your third finger goes on the ninth fret of the third string
  • your fourth finger goes on the ninth fret of the second string
  • the fourth string is muted
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Fourth Fret

  • make a barre on the fourth fret with your first finger from the third string to the fourth string
  • the first and second strings are muted
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Ninth Fret

  • make a barre on the ninth fret with your first finger from the second string to the third string
  • your third finger goes on the eleventh fret of the fourth string
  • the first string is muted
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Eleventh Fret

  • your first finger goes on the eleventh fret of the fourth string
  • make a barre on the fourteenth fret with your fourth finger from the first string to the second string
  • the third string is muted
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