B flat Major scale
Like all other major scales, B flat major scale is composed by this sequence of whole steps and half steps (tones and semitones ):
:1 Whole step / 1 Whole step / 1 half step / 1 Whole step / 1 Whole step / 1 Whole step / 1 half step
: 1 Tone / 1 Tone / 1 semitone / 1 Tone / 1 Tone / 1 Tone / 1 semitone
Key signature of B flat major scale
The key signature of B flat Major has two flats (2♭).
B flat Major scale in most common clefs
B flat Major scale in treble clef (G-clef)
Below is the B flat major scale in treble clef:
B flat Major scale in bass clef
Below is the B flat major scale in bass clef:
B flat Major scale in alto clef
Below is the B flat major scale in alto clef:
B flat Major scale in tenor clef
Below is the B flat major scale in tenor clef:
Scale degrees of B flat major
The degrees of B flat major scale are:
B♭ : degree I (Tonic)
C : degree II (Supertonic)
D : degree III (Mediant)
E♭ : degree IV (Subdominant)
F : degree V (Dominant)
G : degree VI (Submediant)
A : degree VII (Leading Tone)
Closely related keys of B flat Major
Relative minor key of B flat Major
The relative minor key of B flat Major is G minor and below if the G minor natural scale:
Parallel Key of B flat Major
Leading Tone of B flat Major
The leading Tone of B flat Major is A, because A is the degree VII and is distant to a seventh major of the tonic, or an half step (semitone ) lower than the tonic).
Chords of B flat major scale
Here are triad chords for B flat Major scale:
Chord I : B♭ Major (Notes: B♭ D F)
Chord II : C minor (Notes: C E♭ G)
Chord III : D minor (Notes: D F A)
Chord IV : E♭ Major (Notes: E♭ G B♭)
Chord V : F Major (Notes: F A C)
Chord VI : G minor (Notes: G B♭ D)
Chord VII : A diminished (Notes:A C E♭)
B flat major scale on a piano
Below is the B flat major scale on a piano:
You will notice that only the white piano keys are used. Music notes must be played successively from left to right to obtain the ascending scale, or from right to left for the descending scale.
B flat major triad chord
The B flat major triad chord as a root note (B flat), a major third (B flat / D) and a perfect fifth (B flat / F):
And below is the B flat major triad chord on a piano keyboard:
Authentic cadence (perfect cadence) in B flat major
Here is an Authentic cadence (perfect cadence ) in B flat major :
B flat Major scale video
Here is a B flat Major scale:
B flat major on the circle of fifths
You can find B flat major on the circle of fifths and its key signature, relative minor key and closely related keys :
Famous works B flat major
Here are some works by famous composers composed in B flat major:
Ave Maria (Schubert)
Ave Maria from Schubert (1797 - 1828), originally titled Ellens Gesang III, Hymne an die Jungfrau is mainly written in B flat major.
royalty free arrangement for violin and guitar (source, license Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International)
Horn Concerto in E-flat major, K.417, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
The second movement of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Concerto for Horn in E flat major K. 417, titled Andante, is composed in B flat major :
This excerpt was recorded in 2005 by horn player Abel Pereira, conducting by Miguel Graça Moura with the Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa orchestra. (source, license Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0))
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B flat major key signature
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