Bb Major Scale on Piano & Guitar + Chords in the Key of Bb Major
😍 Here's a loveable
B flat major
reference which shows the notes, finger position on the piano keyboard,
intervals, scale degrees,
diatonic chords and
common chord progressions in
🎸 You'll also find the B♭ major scale on the guitar fretboard.
ⓘ The A♯ major scale is enharmonic to the B♭ major scale. It has the same pitches, but uses different notes names: A♯ B♯ C♯♯ D♯ E♯ F♯♯ G♯♯.
The B♭ major scale is a diatonic scale consisting of the pitches B♭, C, D, E♭, F, G and A. Its relative minor is G minor.
The key signature for the B♭ major scale has 2 flats: B♭ and E♭.
The key of B♭ major is closely related to the key of E♭ major and the key of F major.
→ go to all major & minor scales
The notes of the B♭ major scale are
The relative minor of the B♭ major scale is G minor
B♭ major scale piano layout & finger position
Here's a piano keyboard showing the notes of the B♭ major scale, followed by a visual for the finger position on the piano. Hit play to hear the notes of the B♭ major scale up and down:
B♭ Major Scale on Guitar
🎸 Here you'll find a guitar fretboard representation with the notes of the B♭ major scale , using standard guitar tuning: E A D G B E. You can show all notes, only the root notes, the intervals or the scale degrees:
You can also highlight specific scale positions on the guitar fretboard for the B♭ major scale, using the CAGED system or the Three Notes Per String system (TNPS):
Chords in the key of B♭ major
(B♭ major diatonic
The diatonic chords in the key of B♭ major are: B♭ major, C minor, D minor, E♭ major, F major, G minor and A diminished
Tap or use numbers 1 through 7 to trigger the chords. You can also tap to trigger the chord inversions or the 7th chords. This tool can be used as a chord progression generator.
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Common chord progressions in the key of B♭ major
Here's list of popular major key chord progressions along with the specific chords they represent in the key of B♭ major. Again, you can use numbers 1 through 7 on your keyboard to trigger the different chords:
Toggle B♭ major scale intervals & scale degrees
|2: Supertonic||C||Major 2nd|
|3: Mediant||D||Major 3rd|
|4: Subdominant||E♭||Perfect 4th|
|5: Dominant||F||Perfect 5th|
|6: Submediant||G||Major 6th|
|7: Leading Tone||A||Major 7th|
|1: Octave/Tonic||B♭||Perfect 8th|
Popular Songs in the Key of B♭ Major
- Rocket Man by Elton John
- I Shot the Sheriff by Eric Clapton
- Summertime by Janis Joplin
- Lookin' Out My Back Door by CCR
- Whiskey in the Jar by Metalicca
- Mayonaise by The Smashing Pumpkins
- Man! I Feel Like a Woman! by Shania Twain
- Johnny B. Goode by Chuck Berry
Major scale formula
🔧 The major scales are constructed using this note pattern:
W = Whole step H = Half step
go to a different major or minor scale:
C majorC♯ majorD♭ majorD majorE♭ majorE majorF majorF♯ majorG♭ majorG majorA♭ majorA majorB majorC♭ major
C minor C♯ minor D♭ minorD minorD♯ minorE♭ minorE minorF minorF♯ minorG minorG♯ minorA♭ minorA minorA♯ minorB♭ minorB minor
The piano samples used for this B♭ major scale reference are from “ Salamander Grand Piano V3 ” by Alexander Holm, licensed under CC BY 3.0.
The drum samples used here are from “ Mailbox Badger : Public Domain Drum Samples : Vol. 2 ”by Mailbox Badger/Patrick Callan, licensed under CC BY 3.0.
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