#1
Sunday morning I'm playing in our band at church and there is one really fast song with a A/C# to Bm7 switch we are playing. I've been practicing it with the Bm7 but getting some string buzzing sometime because I haven't fully mastered barre chords yet. Tonight I tried a D instead of the Bm7 and it sounded pretty much the same and seemed to work great. I saw one article online that indicated this is a common chord substitution. Will D work over Bm7 in lots of songs like this? Thanks
#2
It'll sound good because the notes are very similar:
D: D F# A
Bm7: B D F# A

So if you can't barre yet, try playing it like this if you want to actually play a voicing of a Bm7:

e--2-----
B--3-----
G--2-----
D--0-----(you can mute this if you want)
A--2-----
E-------
#3
e-2
B-0
G-2
D-0

something like that would work too right?
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#4
yeah, they're the same thing in a way. The D is just a Bm7 without the root, and assuming there's a bass player or piano player playing the root, you should be all set.
#5
Quote by InanezGuitars44
e-2
B-0
G-2
D-0

something like that would work too right?

It's a different voicing, yes, but I put the B in the root to accentuate the fact that the chord is based on B. It contains all the notes of a Bm7 though.
#6
The bass player and the acoustic guitar player should be hitting the root, so we should be cool. Thanks all for the advice.