Bb Spanish

B flat Spanish scale for guitar.
The Bb Spanish is an eight-note scale (also referred to as the Bb Spanish 8 Tones). Notes are displayed in the fingerboard diagram, with the root notes indicated by darker color.

Bb Spanish 2 octaves

Bb Spanish scale diagram

Bb Spanish full fretboard

Bb Spanish scale whole guitar neck diagram

Bb Spanish in open position

Bb Spanish in open position scale diagram
Notes: Bb - Cb - Db - D - Eb - Fb - Gb - Ab Intervals: 1 - 2 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 2 - 2 - 2 Type: Octatonic

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

Formula Notes Intervals
1 Bb Unison
b2 Cb Minor second
3 Db Major third
#3 D Augmented third
4 Eb Perfect fourth
b5 Fb Diminished fifth
b6 Gb Minor sixth
b7 Ab Minor seventh

The second degree is written as Cb, which is the same as B. The sixth degree is written as Fb, which is the same as E. A practice in a scale notation is to not include the same letter twice, if it can be avoided.

The B flat Spanish consists of eight notes. These can be described as steps on the guitar fingerboard according to the following formula: half, whole, half, half, half, whole, whole, whole from the first note to the same in the next octave.
The scale includes two uncommon intervals: an augmented third (D) and a diminished fifth (Fb).

This scale is used in styles such as Flamenco and Jewish music.
A feature that characterizes the scale is the three half steps notes in a succession, from the third to the fifth note.
Bb Phrygian has the most similarity with Bb Spanish among other common scales.

Start the audio and play along! Use notes from the scale in the diagram above.

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