Diatonic Chords of B Major Scale
How to form diatonic chords of B major scale?
B Major Scale
B – C♯ – D♯ – E – F♯ – G♯ – A♯ – B are the notes of the B major scale.
Diatonic chords are formed by stacking two generic third notes above each scale note.
B Major Diatonic Chords
These are the seven major scale diatonic chords that come from the B major scale.
Each major scale diatonic chord is labelled with a roman numeral number, and follows the same pattern:
I, ii, iii, IV, V, vi, viiº
We use uppercase roman numeral numbers to represent major chords, lowercase to represent minor chords, uppercase with a small plus sign to represent augmented chords, and lowercase with a small circle to represent diminished chords.
First, fourth and fifth chords of a major scale will always be major chords. Second, third and sixth chords of a major scale will always be minor chords. Seventh chord of a major scale will always be diminished chords.
The seven diatonic chords formed from the key of B major are:
I. B – D♯ – F♯ (B major chord)
ii. C♯ – E – G♯ (C Sharp minor chord)
iii. D♯ – F♯ – A♯ (D Sharp minor chord)
IV. E – G♯ – B (E major chord)
V. F♯ – A♯ – C♯ (F Sharp major chord)
vi. G♯ – B – D♯ (G Sharp minor chord)
viiº. A♯ – C♯ – E (A Sharp diminished chord)
These are the chords that are diatonic to the B major scale. They are directly related to the B major key and make a harmonic sound for music in the same key.
Categories: Major Scale Diatonic Chords