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B Flat Minor Scale

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

Notes of B Flat Minor Scale

The B Flat Minor Scale contains two sharps, F# and C#.

B♭ – C – D♭ – E♭ – F – G♭ – A♭

Scale Formula

The scale formula for the B Flat Minor scale is:

Root – Major 2nd – Minor 3rd – Perfect 4th – Perfect 5th – Minor 6th – Minor 7th

IntervalsRootMajor 2ndMinor 3rdPerfect 4thPerfect 5thMinor 6thMinor 7th
NotesB♭CD♭E♭FG♭A♭

Scale Structure

B Flat Minor is a minor scale and follows the minor scale structure of whole and half step intervals:

W H W W H W W

B flat minor scale whole step half step diagram

Scale Positions

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

Position 1

B flat minor scale position 1 diagram

Position 2

B flat minor scale position 2 diagram

Position 3

B flat minor scale position 3 diagram

Position 4

B flat minor scale position 4 diagram

Position 5

B flat minor scale position 5 diagram

Chords in the Key of B Flat Minor

Degreeiii°IIIivvVIVII
ChordB♭mCdimD♭E♭mFmG♭A♭
Chord NotesB♭ – D♭ – FC – E♭ – G♭D♭ – E♭ – FE♭ – G♭ – B♭F – A♭ – CG♭ – B♭ – D♭A♭ – C – E♭

Relative and Parallel Scales

Relative Major of B Flat Minor: D♭ Major | D♭ – E♭m – Fm – G♭ – A♭ – B♭m – Cdim

Parallel Major of B Flat Minor: B Flat Major | B♭ – C – D – E♭ – F – Gm – Adim

Modes

The following are the modes of B Flat Minor:

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

Guitar Key Guide is a valuable reference for quickly determining the chords and scale patterns for all major and minor keys. It includes the following:

  • 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
  • Theory behind building key chords from major and minor scales
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