Bb Major

B flat Major scale for guitar.
The Bb Major is a seven-note scale. Notes are displayed in the diagram with blue color with the root notes indicated by darker color. The root notes are always Bb tones. In the two-octave pattern, the first root note is on the 6th string, 6th fret.

Bb Major 2 octaves

Bb Major scale diagram

Bb Major full fretboard

Bb Major scale whole guitar neck diagram

Bb Major note names

Bb Major scale with note letters diagram

Shape 1 (5th position) with fingerings

Bb Major scale shape diagram 5th pos

Shape 2 (8th position) with fingerings

Bb Major scale shape diagram 8th pos

Shape 3 (10th position) with fingerings

Bb Major scale shape diagram 10th pos

Shape 4 (12th position) with fingerings

Bb Major scale shape diagram 12th pos

Shape 5 (2nd position) with fingerings

Bb Major scale shape diagram 2nd pos
Notes: Bb - C - D - Eb - F - G - A Intervals: 2 - 2 - 1 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 1 Type: Septonic 

The scale displayed with its numeric formula and scale degrees.

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

The interval formula (2 - 2 - 1 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 1) can be expound into specific notes of the scale.

Notes (ascending) Interval
Bb-C M2
Bb-D M3
Bb-Eb P4
Bb-F P5
Bb-G M6
Bb-A M7
Notes (descending) Interval
Bb-A m2
Bb-G m3
Bb-F P4
Bb-Eb P5
Bb-D m6
Bb-C m7

Abbreviations are used: M / m stands for major / minor and P stands for perfect.

The main three-note and four-note chords that are related to this scale are the following:

Chord Fingering Chord Fingering
Bb X13331 Bbmaj7 X13231
Cm X35543 Cm7 X35343
Dm XX0231 Dm7 XX0211
Eb X68886 Ebmaj7 X68786
F 133211 F7 131211
Gm 355333 Gm7 353333
Adim X0121X Am7b5 XX7888

The tones in these chords correspond to the tones of the Bb Major scale in which Bb is the tonic triad and Bbmaj7 the tonic 7th chord.
The second and fourth columns include short notations for the chords in the first and third columns respectively. These are based on common ways to play the chord, but there are other alternatives. See more about this notation system on the FAQ page.

The B flat Major consists of seven notes. These can be described as intervals, as semi-notes or steps on the guitar fingerboard, written as 2 - 2 - 1 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 1 from the first note to the next octave.
The scale can be played on the guitar from different starting positions in which Bb functions as the tonic.
The Bb Major is relative to G Minor, which means that both scales include the same notes but with different tonal center.
The Bb Major is identical with the Bb Ionian mode.

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The B flat scale presented in sheet music notation.

Bb Major scale with musical notes

The sheet music includes two octaves played ascending and descending. In musical notation, the key of Bb is indicated by its key signature with two flats.