B Flat Major Scale

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This guitar scale reference contains the notes, formula, structure, positions, chords, and modes for the B Flat Major scale. For an in-depth lesson on the major scale, please see Major Scale Patterns, Positions and Theory.

Notes of B Flat Major Scale

B♭ – C – D – E♭ – F – G – A

Scale Formula

IntervalsRootMajor 2ndMajor 3rdPerfect 4thPerfect 5thMajor 6thMajor 7th
NotesB♭CDE♭FGA

Scale Structure

B Flat Major is a major scale, so it follows the major scale structure of whole and half step intervals:

W W H W W W H

B flat major whole step half step structure

Scale Positions

The diagrams below outline the 5 CAGED positions for the B Flat Major scale.

Position 1

B flat major scale position 1 diagram

Position 2

B flat major scale position 2 diagram

Position 3

B flat major scale position 3 diagram

Position 4

B flat major scale position 4 diagram

Position 5

B flat major scale position 5 diagram

Chords in the Key of B Flat Major

DegreeIiiiiiIVVvivii°
ChordB♭CmDmE♭FGmAdim
Chord NotesB♭ – D – FC – E♭ – GD – F – AE♭ – G – B♭F – A – CG – B♭ – DA – C – E♭

Relative and Parallel Scales

Relative Minor of B Flat Major: G minor | G – A – B♭ – C – D – E♭ – F

Parallel Minor of B Flat Major: B Flat minor | B♭ – C – D♭ – E♭ – F – G♭ – A♭

Modes

The following are the modes of B Flat Major:

  • B♭ Ionian (Major)
  • C Dorian (Minor)
  • D Phrygian (Minor)
  • E♭ Lydian (Major)
  • F Mixolydian (Major)
  • G Aeolian (Minor)
  • F Locrian (Minor)