B minor scale

Key signature of B minor scale

The key signature of B minor scale has two sharps (2♯) because its relative major key is D Major scale.

key signature 2 sharps

Four different kinds of B minor scale

There are four different kinds of minor scales and here are all B minor scales:

- B natural minor scale
- B harmonic minor scale
- B ascending melodic minor scale
- B descending melodic minor scale

Here are all B minor scales:

B natural minor scale


The note names of B natural minor scale are : B C♯ D E F♯ G A

B natural minor scale

B harmonic minor scale


The note names of B harmonic minor scale are : B C♯ D E F♯ G A♯

B harmonic minor scale

B ascending melodic minor scale


The note names of B ascending melodic minor scale are : B C♯ D E F♯ G♯ A♯

B ascending melodic minor scale

B descending melodic minor scale


The note names of B descending melodic minor scale are : B A G F♯ E D C♯

B descending melodic minor scale

Closely related keys of B minor

Closely related keys of B minor are:

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

Relative major key of B minor

The relative major key of B minor is D Major and below if the D Major scale :

D major scale

Leading Tone of B minor

The leading Tone of B minor is A sharp, because A sharp is the degree VII and is distant to a seventh major of the tonic, or an half step united states of america (semitone united kingdom) lower than the tonic).

B minor on the circle of fifths

You can find B minor on the circle of fifths and its key signature, relative major key and closely related keys :
circle of fifths

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How much sharps in B minor?

none 1♯ 2♯ 3♯

What is the relative major of B minor?

B major C major D major E major

What is the dominant note in B minor?

A B C D E F F sharp

What is the leading tone of B minor harmonic scale?

A♯ B♯ C♯ D♯ E♯ F♯ G♯

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