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B Flat Major Scale

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

Scale Structure

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


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

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♭


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)
  • A Locrian (Minor)
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  • Basics of diatonic harmony and key theory
  • Chords for all the major and minor keys (5 shapes for each chord based on the CAGED system)
  • 5 patterns of the major and minor scales for each major and minor key
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