B flat Minor scale for guitar.
The Bb Minor is a seven-note scale, also called Natural Bb Minor. Colored circles mark the tones in the diagram, with darker color highlighting the root notes. The root notes are always Bb tones. In the two-octave pattern, the first root note is on the 6th string, 6th fret.
Bb Minor 2 octaves
Bb Minor full fretboard
Bb Minor with note names
Shape 1 (5th position) with fingerings
Shape 2 (8th position) with fingerings
Shape 3 (10th position) with fingerings
Shape 4 (1st position) with fingerings
Shape 5 (3rd position) with fingerings
The scale displayed with its numeric formula, intervals and scale degrees.
The interval formula (2 - 1 - 2 - 2 - 1 - 2 - 2) can be expound into specific notes of the scale.
Abbreviations are used: M / m stands for major / minor and P stands for perfect.
The B flat Minor scale consists of seven notes. These can be described as intervals, as semi-notes or steps on the guitar fingerboard, written as 2 - 1 - 2 - 2 - 1 - 2 - 2 from the first note to the next octave.
The Bb Minor is relative to C# Major. Both scales include the same notes but their tonal center differ.
The Bb Minor is identical with the Bb Aeolian mode.
Beneficial to learn this scale is to observe the note steps starting from the root: whole, half, whole, whole, half, whole, whole. The same formula applies for the whole neck.
These are chords built from the notes of this scale:
|Bbm, Bbm7, Bbm9, Bbm11|
|Db, Dbmaj7, Db6, Db6/9, Dbmaj9, Dbmaj13|
|Ebm, Ebm7, Ebm6, Ebm9, Ebm11, Ebm13|
|Gb, Gbmaj7, Gb6, Gb6/9, Gbmaj9|
|Ab, Ab7, Ab6, Ab9, Ab11, Ab13|
The tones in these chords correspond to the tones of the Bb Minor scale in which Bbm is the tonic triad and Bbm7 the tonic 7th chord.
Start the audio and play along! Use notes from the scale in the diagram above.Normal tempo:
Bb Minor scale first shape ascending.
The numbers above the tablature are suggested fingerings.