How to Play the 'P' Chord is a video on the Poppy YouTube channel. It is the 9th video of the Poppy era. It was uploaded on May 12th, 2015 and has over 1 million views.


The video presents itself as a tutorial on how to play the 'P' chord on guitar. After Poppy demonstrates the finger positioning for this 'P' chord, she does the same for 'P' minor, which is similar to the gesture of giving someone the middle finger. In reality, there is no such chord as the 'P' chord, as only the letters A through G are used for naming notes; the chords she plays in the video are B7 and B minor.


Today we are going to learn how to play the 'P' chord.


The first thing you want to do is get your fingers in this position.

And now we strum.

[Poppy strums the guitar]

Oh, I like the way that sounds.

And if you lift your middle finger, it becomes a 'P' minor.

[Poppy strums the guitar again]

Thank you for watching this tutorial.


  • The 'P' chord would later appear in the third episode of the Everybody Wants to Be Poppy webseries. Once Poppy has her guitar, Phoebe exclaims, "let's hear a 'P' chord!". The sound of the 'P' chord is identical to the one in this video.
  • Poppy revealed in an Instagram post that the 'P' in 'P' chord stands for "Poppy".[1]


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