Open chords that go well with a barre Bm?

Starting to get the Bm chord down. Any recommendations for some open chords
that might sound nice along with the barre Bm?

The A chord and the D chord go very nice with Bm.

Have a look at the song lesson for What’s Up by 4 Non Blondes that Justin just released. Skip to 13:07 where he teaches the original chords without a capo. You can keep the strumming simple if you want and play open A, Bm and open D.

A key has 7 chords, 3 major, 3 minor, one diminished. Let’s forget the diminished for now and just work with the first 6 chords.

For example the chords in the key of A are:
A Bm C#m D E F#m

Note that 1,4,5 are major, 2,3,6 are minor. This pattern of major and minor holds for all keys.

Since all the chords in a key sound good together, find the keys where the B is either the 2, 3, or 6 chord (and thus would be minor).

So either of these groups
A Bm C#m D E F#m
G Am Bm C D Em
D Em F#m G A Bm


Patrick, to add to @barker7’s reply.

You may be learning songs in the key of C that would use the chords C Dm Em F G Am. If so then you can transpose into the other keys for playing practice (without getting into the issue of suitability for singing).

For example if you play a song with the chords C Em G Am, then you could replace with G Bm D Em respectively.

If your after songs with Bm to open chords then you could try ‘Friday I’m in Love’ and ’ Just like Heaven’ by the Cure
Or ‘Why does it always rain on me’ by Tavis.
(Capo at 2 for this so I think it makes it a C#m but chord grip is same)
They are fun songs to play.

Good luck, I had to practice a lot to transition accurately to Bm from other chords.

Thanks everyone . Very helpful.