Bb Mixolydian

B flat Mixolydian scale for guitar.
The Bb Mixolydian is a seven-note scale, also called Bb Dominant Scale. 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 Mixolydian 2 octaves

Bb Mixolydian scale diagram

Bb Mixolydian full fretboard

Bb Mixolydian scale whole guitar neck diagram

Bb Mixolydian note names

Bb Mixolydian scale with note letters diagram
Notes: Bb - C - D - Eb - F - G - Ab Intervals: 2 - 2 - 1 - 2 - 2 - 1 - 2 Type: Septonic 

The scale displayed with its numeric formula, notes, intervals 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
b7 Ab Minor seventh Subtonic

Chords that are related to this scale are the following:

Bb, Bb7, Bb9, Bb11, Bb13
Cm, Cm7, Cm9, Cm11
Ddim, Dm7b5
Eb, Ebmaj7, Eb6, Ebmaj9, Ebmaj13
Fm, Fm7, Fm6, Fm9, Fm11, Fm13
Gm, Gm7
Ab, Abmaj7, Ab6/9, Abmaj9, Abmaj13

The tones in these chords correspond to the tones of the Bb Mixolydian scale (some chords have been excluded).

The B flat Mixolydian scale consists of seven notes. These can be described as steps on the guitar fingerboard according to the following formula: whole, whole, half, whole, whole, half and whole from the first note to the same in the next octave.
The Bb Mixolydian is a mode of the Eb Major Scale. It contains exactly the same notes, but starts on another note.
The Bb Mixolydian is the same as the Bb Major apart from one note, the seventh in the scale.
Mixolydian can also be described as a Dominant mode. It includes all the notes of the related Dominant 7th chord, which is characterized by the minor seventh interval (as seen in the comparison below).

  1 2 3 4 5 6 b7
Bb Mixolydian Bb C D Eb F G Ab
Bb7 Bb   D   F   Ab

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