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♭
The scale formula for the B Flat Minor scale is:
Root – Major 2nd – Minor 3rd – Perfect 4th – Perfect 5th – Minor 6th – Minor 7th
|Intervals||Root||Major 2nd||Minor 3rd||Perfect 4th||Perfect 5th||Minor 6th||Minor 7th|
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
The diagrams below outline the 5 CAGED positions for the B Flat Minor scale.
Chords in the Key of B Flat Minor
|Chord Notes||B♭ – D♭ – F||C – E♭ – G♭||D♭ – E♭ – F||E♭ – G♭ – B♭||F – A♭ – C||G♭ – 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
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)