Awesome Chord: B7#9 [X 2 1 2 3 X] - The Hendrix B Chord

Today, I'm going to show you how to play B7#9, an awesome sounding chord, that was made popular by Jimi Hendrix!  It's also known as the Hendrix B Chord. What's cool about this chord is that has a unique sound and the shape of the chord and be "frozen" and moved up and down the neck of the guitar allowing you to play this Hendrix chord higher or lower.

This version of the Hendrix chord has its root note on the A string, which means that on the 5th string you place your middle finger on the 2nd fret. With your finger on this fret, the root is now a B note, giving you a B Hendrix chord. Slide this whole shape up to the 3rd fret (a C root) and you're now playing a C Hendrix. Keep in mind that Strings 1 and 6 are muted and not used for this Hendrix chord.

How to Play B7#9 (the Hendrix B Chord) on the Guitar:
  • Place Your Left Index Finger on the 4th String, 1st Fret
  • Place Your Left Middle Finger on the 5th String, 2nd Fret
  • Place Your Left Ring Finger on the 3rd String, 2nd Fret
  • Place Your Left Pinky Finger on the 2nd String, 3rd Fret
  • Strings 1 and 6 are not used for this chord

FYI... If you like this Jimi Hendrix chord or his guitar style, check out Marty Schwartz's Hendrix Revealed course from (affiliate links). I'm in the process of going through Marty's video lessons and found it to be packed from all sorts of awesome chords and techniques that Jimi used in his songs. I plan on posting a review of this course shortly. However, keep in mind that program is intended for intermediate guitar players.

Have you used a Hendrix chord before? Did you find it easy to play? Please share your feedback with us below!

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