Diatonic Chords of B Minor Scale

How to form diatonic chords of B minor scale?

B Minor Scale

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

b minor scale


Diatonic chords are formed by stacking two generic third notes above each scale note.

b minor diatonic chords

B Minor Diatonic Chords

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

b minor diatonic chords

Each diatonic chord is labelled with a roman numeral number.

All natural minor scales follow the same patten:

i,  iiº,  III,  iv,  v,  VI,  VII

b minor diatonic chords

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.

Firstfourth and fifth chords of a natural minor scale will always be minorThirdsixth and seventh chords of a natural minor scale will always be majorSecond chord of a natural minor scale will always be diminished.

The seven diatonic chords formed from the key of B minor are:

i.  B – D – F♯ (B minor chord)

iiº.  C♯ – E – G (C Sharp diminished chord)

III.  D – F♯ – A (D major chord)

iv.  E – G – B (E minor chord)

v. F♯ – A – C♯ (F Sharp minor chord)

VI.  G – B – D (G major chord)

VII.  A – C♯ – E (A major chord)

These are the chords that are diatonic to the B minor scale. They are directly related to the B minor key and make a harmonic sound for music in the same key.