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B Major Scale

B – C♯ – D♯ – E – F♯ – G♯ – A♯ – B are the notes of the B major scale.

Notes of the B Major Scale on a piano keyboard and in ascending order on a staff:

b major scale

B Major Key Signature

The key signature of B major scale has 5 sharps: F♯, C♯, G♯, D♯ and A♯.

B major scale is the relative major of G sharp minor scale.  B major and G sharp minor scales have the same sharp key signature.

Sharp Key signatures

 

B Major Diatonic Chords

These are the seven major scale diatonic chords that come from the B major scale.

b major diatonic chords

I.  B – D♯ – F♯ (B major chord)

ii.  C♯ – E – G♯ (C♯ minor chord)

iii.  D♯ – F♯ – A♯ (D♯ minor chord)

IV.  E – G♯ – B (E major chord)

V. F♯ – A♯ – C♯ (F♯ major chord)

vi.  G♯ – B – D♯ (G♯ minor chord)

viiº.  A♯ – C♯ – E (A♯ diminished chord)

These are the chords that are diatonic to the B major scale. They make a harmonic sound for music in the B major key.

Enharmonic Major Scales

B Major and C Flat Major Scales are enharmonic major scales. They have the same pitches but have different note names.

C Flat Major Scale (C♭ Major Scale)

C♭ – D♭ – E♭ – F♭ – G♭ – A♭ – B♭ – C♭ are the notes of the C flat major scale.

Notes of the C Flat Major Scale on a piano keyboard and in ascending order on a staff:

c flat major scale

C Flat Major Key Signature

The key signature of C flat major scale has 7 flats: B♭, E♭, A♭, D♭, G♭, C♭ and F♭.

C flat major scale is the relative major of A flat minor scale C flat major and A flat minor scales have the same flat key signature.

Flat Key signatures

 

C Flat Major Diatonic Chords

These are the seven major scale diatonic chords that come from the C flat major scale.

c flat major diatonic chords

I.  C♭ – E♭ – G♭ (C♭ major chord)

ii.  D♭ – F♭ – A♭ (D♭ minor chord) *Notice that D♭ and C♯ are enharmonic equivalents. C♯ minor chord is used more commonly than D♭ minor chord.

iii.  E♭ – G♭ – B♭ (E♭ minor chord)

IV.  F♭ – A♭ – C♭ (F♭ major chord) *Notice that F♭ and E are enharmonic equivalents, and E major chord is used more commonly than F♭major chord.

V. G♭ – B♭ – D♭ (G♭ major chord)

vi.  A♭ – C♭ – E♭ (A♭ minor chord)

viiº.  B♭ – D♭ – F♭ (B♭ diminished chord)

These are the chords that are diatonic to the C flat major scale. They make a harmonic sound for music in the C flat major key.

 

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