Bb piano chord

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Piano Chord: Bb Major

Root Position

1st inversion

2nd inversion

Bb Major - Root Position

Examples of use
In major keys, major chords are found on the I, IV and V (1st, 4th and 5th) degrees of the scale.
In Bb major, that means Bb, Eb and F. These three chords form the basis of a huge number of popular songs.

In a minor key, a major chord is found on the III, V and VI (3rd, 5th and 6th) degrees of the scale.
For example, in Eb minor, there are major chords on Gb, B and Bb

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Bb Chord on Piano – How To Play B Flat Major Chord

The Bb chord like other major chords, is a triad and consists of three notes. Since it is a major chord it has a happy, optimistic sound, as opposed to minor chords which create a sad mood.

Like other major chords, B flat major is formed by combining the root note, major third and perfect fifth of the major scale. These notes are B flat, D and F, respectively.

To learn more about this chord and others, check out my course, Piano Chords: How To Form Basic Chords On Piano And Keyboard.

To play a B flat chord in root position (right hand), place your 1st finger (thumb) on Bb, your 3rd finger (middle finger) on D and your 5th finger (little finger) on F. B flat is the black key before middle C. It’s actually one tone before middle C. To arrive at D, move two tones higher than Bb. To arrive at F, move one and a half tones higher than D. If you’re playing by ear, a simple way to put it is to skip two white notes after Bb and place your finger on D, then skip one white note after D and place your finger on F. Play these three notes together and you have a B flat major chord.
Bb chord on piano. B flat.

To play a Bb major chord in the first inversion (right hand), place your 1st finger on D, your second finger (index finger) on F and your 4th finger on B flat. The second inversion is the more popular way to play the B flat chord because of the fact that it produces a better sound (in my opinion) and fits nicely in the middle of your piano. In this case place your 1st finger on F, your middle finger on Bb, and your 5th finger on D.

How To Play B Flat Major Chord On Piano And Keyboard

The B flat major chord occurs naturally in the following keys:

In the key of Bb major it is chord I. In the relative minor chord, G minor, Bb is chord III.

In the key of F major, Bb is chord IV. In the relative minor chord, D minor, Bb is chord VI.

Lastly, in the key of Eb major, Bb is chord V. In the relative minor chord, C minor, Bb is chord VII.

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Bb major chord

Bb major chord for piano (including inversions) presented by keyboard diagrams.
Explanation: The regular Bb chord is a triad, meaning that it consists of three notes. On the picture of the keyboard, you can see the three notes of the Bb chord marked in red color. Bb stands for B flat.
Theory: The Bb major chord is constructed with a rootThe lowest note in the chord, a major thirdAn interval consisting of four semitones, the 3rd scale degree and a perfect fifthAn interval consisting of seven semitones, the 5th scale degree.
Fingerings: Little finger, middle finger, thumb (left hand); thumb, middle finger, little finger (right hand).


Bb chord diagram with marked notes Bb - D - F
Notes: Bb - D - F

Left hand: 5-3-1

Right hand: 1-3-5

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Bb major - inversions

Explanation: Bb/D is a Bb major chord with D as the bass note and Bb/F is a Bb major chord with F as the bass note.

Bb/D (1st inversion)

Bb/D chord diagram
Fingerings: 5-3-1 (LH) 1-2-5 (RH)

Bb/F (2nd inversion)

Bb/F chord diagram
Fingerings: 5-3-1 (LH) 1-3-5 (RH)

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