Minor Figures: B

Course: Learning Objectives for the Intermediate Cuatrista

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We have had one of the simplest figures in the form of the D Major figure. Now we can continue to take a look at one of the easiest Minor figures which is the B minor. Why is it easy? Well, we only need to really take into account the positioning of one finger. Of course this gets slightly more complicated when considering the addition of the bar using the index finger to mark other chords as we move down the fretboard, but still easier then most of the other figures we will be reviewing.

The Figure of B Minor

B Minor 1st Position


Let us now take a look and compare this with the C Minor and G Minor in their different positions along the fretboard:

C Minor 1st Position

G Minor 3rd Position

What is it that we are doing and how is it that we are applying this figure to other chords? By adding the bar with the index finger and rolling down the fretboard by a halftone, we can end up playing C Minor and similarly when rolling down the bar to the 8th fret we can mark the G Minor.

From B to C u0026amp; G Illustration

B Minor Figure

Within the illustration above, each halftone represents one fret on the Cuatro. By following this and applying the figure of B Minor on the Cuatro, you will be able to play different minor chords, along the fretboard in their different positions. Can you find another minor chord using this theory on your own?

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