Bb Lydian

B flat Lydian scale for guitar.
The Bb Lydian is a seven-note scale, it is also called a mode. Colored circles in the diagram mark the notes in the scale (darker color highlighting the root notes). In the fretboard pattern, the first root note is on the 6th string, 6th fret.

Bb

2 octaves

Bb Lydian scale diagramNotes: Bb - C - D - E - F - G - AIntervals: 2 - 2 - 2 - 1 - 2 - 2 - 1 Type: Septonic 

The scale displayed with its numeric formula, intervals and scale degrees.

Formula Notes Intervals Degrees
1 Bb Unison Tonic
2 C Major second Supertonic
3 D Major third Mediant
#4 E Augmented fourth Subdominant
5 F Perfect fifth Dominant
6 G Sixth Submediant
7 AMajor seventh Leading tone

The B flat Lydian scale consists of seven notes. These can be described as steps on the guitar fingerboard according to the following formula: whole, whole, whole, half, whole, whole, half from the first note to the same in the next octave.
The Bb Lydian is a mode of the F Major Scale. It contains exactly the same notes, but starts on another note.
The Bb Lydian is the same as the Bb Major apart from one note, the fourth in the scale.

Chords that are related to this scale are the following:

Bb, Bbmaj7, Bb6, Bb6/9, Bbmaj9, Bbmaj13
C, C7, C6, C6/9, C9, C11, C13
Dm, Dm7, Dm9, Dm11
Edim, Em7b5
F, Fmaj7, F6, F6/9, Fmaj9, Fmaj13
Gm, Gm7, Gm6, Gm9, Gm11
Am, Am7

The tones in these chords correspond to the tones of the Bb Lydian scale.

Related to this scale are Lydian #2, Lydian #5 and Lydian b7, being the 6th mode of the Harmonic Minor and the 3rd and 4th modes of the Melodic Minor.

The Bb Lydian #2 scale is identical to the Bb Lydian except for the augmented second. It can be displayed as follows:

Formula Notes Intervals Degrees
1 Bb Unison Tonic
#2 C# Augmented second Supertonic
3 D Major third Mediant
#4 E Augmented fourth Subdominant
5 F Perfect fifth Dominant
6 G Sixth Submediant
7 A Major seventh Subtonic

The Bb Lydian #2 contains the same notes as the D Harmonic Minor Scale, but starts on another note.

The Bb Lydian #5 scale is identical to the A Lydian except for the augmented fifth. It can be displayed as follows:

Formula Notes Intervals Degrees
1 Bb Unison Tonic
2 C Major second Supertonic
3 D Major third Mediant
#4 E Augmented fourth Subdominant
#5 F# Augmented fifth Dominant
6 G Sixth Submediant
7 A Major seventh Subtonic

The Bb Lydian #5 contains the same notes as the G Melodic Minor Scale, but starts on another note.

The Bb Lydian b7 scale, also known as Bb Lydian Dominant scale, is identical to the Bb Lydian except for the augmented fifth. It can be displayed as follows:

Formula Notes Intervals Degrees
1 Bb Unison Tonic
2 C Major second Supertonic
3 D Major third Mediant
#4 E Augmented fourth Subdominant
5 F Perfect fifth Dominant
6 G Sixth Submediant
b7 Ab Minor seventh Subtonic

The Bb Lydian b7 contains the same notes as the F Melodic Minor Scale, but starts on another note.