B Minor scale

B Minor scale for guitar.
The B Minor is a seven-note scale, also called Natural B Minor. Colored circles mark the tones in the diagram, with darker color highlighting the root notes. 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 minor scale diagram Notes: B - C# - D - E - F# - G - A Intervals: 2 - 1 - 2 - 2 - 1 - 2 - 2 Type: Septonic 

The scale displayed with its numeric formula and scale degrees.

Formula Notes Intervals Degrees
1 B Unison Tonic
2 C# Major second Supertonic
b3 D Minor third Mediant
4 E Perfect fourth Subdominant
5 F# Perfect fifth Dominant
b6 G Minor sixth Submediant
b7 A Minor seventh Subtonic

The main chords that are related to this scale are the following:

  • Bm
  • C#dim
  • D
  • Em
  • F#m
  • G
  • A

The tones in these chords corresponds to the tones of the B Minor scale.

The B Minor scale consist 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 B Minor is relative to D Major. Both scales include the same notes but their tonal center differ.
The B Minor is identical with the B Aeolian mode.