This guitar scale reference contains the notes, formula, structure, positions, chords, and modes for the B Minor scale. For an in-depth lesson on the minor scale, please see Minor Scale Positions & Theory.
Notes of B Minor Scale
The B Minor Scale contains two sharps, C# and F#.
B – C# – D – E – F# – G – A
The scale formula for the B 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 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 Minor scale.
Chords in the Key of B 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 Minor: D Major | D – Em – F#m – G – A – Bm – C#dim
Parallel Major of B Minor: B Major | B – C# – D# – E – F# – G#m – A#dim
The following are the modes of B Minor:
- B Aeolian (Minor)
- C# Locrian (Minor)
- D Ionian (Major)
- E Dorian (Minor)
- F# Phrygian (Minor)
- G Lydian (Major)
- A Mixolydian (Major)