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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 C♭ major scale is enharmonic to the B major scale. It has the same pitches, but uses different notes names: C♭ D♭ E♭ F♭ G♭ A♭ B♭.
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 B major scale has a key signature of 5 sharps: F♯, C♯, G♯, D♯ and A♯.
The key of B major is closely related to the key of E major and the key of F♯ major.
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
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
- November Rain by Guns N' Roses
- Lightning Crashes by Live
- Heart-Shaped Box by Nirvana
- Scars by Papa Roach
- Thunderstruck by AC/DC
- Lights by Ellie Goulding
- The Boxer by Simon & Garfunkel
- Drive by The Cars
- California Girls by The Beach Boys
- Sailing by Rod Stewart
- Sweet Caroline by Neil Diamond
- I'm Yours by Jason Mraz
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:
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