B Major scale

B Major scale for guitar presented by diagram.
The B Major is a seven-note scale. Notes are displayed in the fingerboard diagram with blue color with the root notes indicated by darker color. The root notes are always B tones. In the two-octave pattern, the first root note is on the 6th string, 7th fret.


2 octaves

B Major scale diagram Notes: B - C# - D# - E - F# - G# - A# Intervals: 2 - 2 - 1 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 1 Type: Septonic 

The scale displayed with its numeric formula and scale degrees.

1 B Tonic
2 C# Supertonic
3 D# Mediant
4 E Subdominant
5 F# Dominant
6 G# Submediant
7 A# Subtonic

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

B X24442 Bmaj7 X02120
C#m X46654 C#m7 X46454
D#m X68876 D#m7 X68676
E 022100 Emaj7 020100
F# 244322 F#7 242322
G#m 466444 G#m7 464444
A#dim X1232X A#m7b5 XX8999

The tones in these chords corresponds to the tones of the B Major scale.
The second and fourth column include short notations for the chords in the first and third column 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 Major consist 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 B function as the root tone.
The B Major is relative to G# Minor, which means that both scales include the same notes but with different tonal center.
The B Major is identical with the B Ionian mode.

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

Normal tempo:
Slow tempo:

Three notes per string exercise based on B Major scale.

B Major scale tab

The numbers above the tablature are suggested fingerings.

The B scale presented in sheet music notation.

B Major scale with musical notes

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

B scales categories

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