Bb scales

Guitar scales with Bb as the root note.
Choose from the categories below for fingerboard diagrams and supplementary information.

Bb scales categories

Bb Major Bb Minor Bb Melodic Minor Bb Harmonic Minor Bb Major Pentatonic Bb Minor Pentatonic B Dorian Bb Gypsy Major Bb Gypsy Minor

Explanations

Major - One of the most common scales, containing seven notes. The Bb Major scale are connected to the key of Bb (B flat), they contain same notes.
Minor - One of the most common scales, containing seven notes. The Bb Minor scale are connected to the key of Bb Minor (B flat Minor), they contain same notes. Bb Minor is sometimes written as Bbm in shortened form. As the most common Minor scale category, it is often written just "Minor", but it is also common to call it natural Minor.
Melodic Minor - A Minor scale that differ from the natural Minor by containing one instead of three flattened notes.
Harmonic Minor - A Minor scale that differ from the natural Minor by containing two instead of three flattened notes.
Pentatonic Major - One of the two most common five-notes scales. Based on the regular Major scale, but with two omitted notes (the 4th and the 7th).
Pentatonic Minor - One of the two most common five-notes scales. Based on the natural Minor scale, but with two omitted notes (the 2th and the 6th).
Dorian - The second mode of the Major scale, also known as the Jazz Minor scale.
Gypsy Major - A seven-note scale, also known as the Spanish Gypsy scale and the Byzantine scale.
Gypsy Minor - A seven-note scale, also known as the Byzantine Minor scale.