The B chord is evil. Yet, to become a guitar mutant it is necessary. Russell Harding, a guitar mutant if there ever was one, wrote a song that I absolutely love: "A Few To Many". The bridge in "A Few To Many" contains a B chord in a strategic location. Being a mutant, Russell does that sort of thing to make us non-mutants weep and gnash our teeth. You know, because the B chord is evil, Biblical descriptions of Hell apply. So anyway, I practiced and practiced and practiced and still could not get that B chord in the bridge. But B7, piece of cake. So I recorded my version of "A Few To Many", which I do in a Travis picking sort of style (except without the finesse, quality or skill Merle brought to his namesake style). In a fit of hubris and arrogance, I sent the recording to Russell along with a first class rant against the evil B chord. As the benevolent King of the Mutants, Russell granted me B chord amnesty, permitting me to perform "A Few To Many" with the B7 substitution. But for justice to be served, no kindness can be extended without an accompanying dose of humility, Russell then wrote and recorded "Zurf and The Evil B", which is a song played entirely using B chord shapes. I listened. I laughed. And then I proceeded with great happiness for the rest of the evening alone but for my guitar and my B chord amnesty.
Granted B chord amnesty by King of the Mutants (Long live the king).
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