B-flat minor

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Eb Major Attributes

Relative minor: G minor
Parallel minor: Bb minor

  • Fr. si bémol majeur
  • It. si bemolle maggiore
  • Ger. B-Dur
  • Sp. si bemol mayor

B♭ minor (or the key of B♭ minor) is the tonality, scale or chord based on the tonal center of B♭. The scale and tonality are made up of the pitches B♭, C, D♭, E♭, F, G♭ and A♭, while the chord comprises of B♭, D♭, and F. Its key signature consists of five flats.

Bb minor's role in instrumentation

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Extra-musical associations with Bb minor

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Famous pieces in Bb minor

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Scales and Keys
Major scales C major, C-sharp major, D-flat major, D major, E-flat major, E major, F major, F-sharp major, G-flat major, G major, A-flat major, A major, B-flat major, B major, C-flat major.
Minor scales C minor, C-sharp minor, D-flat minor, D minor, D-sharp minor, E-flat minor, E minor, F minor, F-sharp minor, G-flat minor, G minor, G-sharp minor, A-flat minor, A minor, B-flat minor, B minor, C-flat minor.
Modal scales Ionian, Dorian, Phrygian, Lydian, Mixolydian, Aeolian, Locrian.
Jazz scales Blues scale, Bebop scale, Altered scale, Lydian dominant scale/Acoustic scale, Phrygian dominant scale.
Other types Whole tone scale, Pentatonic scale, Octatonic scale/Diminished scale, Chromatic scale, Quarter-tone scale.