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B Major scale

the B Major scale has just a five sharp (5 ♯) and according to the sharps order they are the F sharp, C sharp, G sharp, D sharp and the A sharp (F♯, C♯, G♯, D♯ & A♯).
The names of the notes in the B Major scale are: B C♯ D♯ E F♯ G♯ A♯

B major scale

Like all other major scales, B major scale is composed by this sequence of whole steps and half steps united states of america (tones and semitones united kingdom):

united states of america:1 Whole step / 1 Whole step / 1 half step / 1 Whole step / 1 Whole step / 1 Whole step / 1 half step

united kingdom: 1 Tone / 1 Tone / 1 semitone / 1 Tone / 1 Tone / 1 Tone / 1 semitone

whole steps and half steps in B major scale

Key signature of B major scale

The key signature of B Major has five sharps (5♯).

key signature 5 sharps

B Major scale in most common clefs


Here is B Major scale in most common clefs: treble clef, bass clef, tenor clef and alto clef.

B Major scale in treble clef (G-clef)

Below is the B major scale in treble clef:

B Major scale in treble clef (G-clef)

B Major scale in bass clef

Below is the B major scale in bass clef:

B Major scale in bass clef

B Major scale in alto clef

Below is the B major scale in alto clef:

B Major scale in alto clef

B Major scale in tenor clef

Below is the B major scale in tenor clef:

B Major scale in tenor clef

Scale degrees of B major

The degrees of B 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 Major

Closely related keys of B Major are:

- E Major
- F sharp Major
- C sharp minor
- G sharp minor
- D sharp minor

Relative minor key of B Major

The relative minor key of B Major is G sharp minor and below if the G sharp minor natural scale:

G sharp natural minor scale

B major scale on a piano

Below is the B major scale on a piano:

B major scale on a piano

B major triad chord

The B major triad chord as a root note (B), a major third (B / D sharp) and a perfect fifth (B / F sharp):

B major perfect chord triad

And below is the B major triad chord on a piano keyboard:

b major triad chord on a piano

Famous works B major

Here are some works by famous composers composed in B major:

La Donna è Mobile by Verdi

La Donna è Mobile by Verdi, from Rigoletto opera, is composed in B major. Here is an excerpt interpreted by the famous singer Enrico Caruso, recorded more than a century ago, on February 1st, 1904 (Source, Public Domain License).

La Donna è Mobile, Rigoletto, by Verdi

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