Diatonic Chords of B Flat Minor Scale

How to form diatonic chords of B flat minor scale?

B Flat Minor Scale

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

b flat minor scale

 

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

b flat minor diatonic chords

 

B Flat Minor Diatonic Chords

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

b flat minor diatonic chords

 

Each diatonic chord is labelled with a roman numeral number.

b flat minor diatonic chords

All natural minor scales follow this pattern of chord quality:

i,  iiº,  III,  iv,  v,  VI,  VII

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.

1, 4 and 5 chords in natural minor will always be minor chords. 3, 6 and 7 chords in natural minor scale will always be major chords. 2 chord in natural minor scale will always be diminished chord. A different pattern applies to harmonic minor: i   iiº   III+   iv   V   VI   viiº and melodic minori   ii   III+  IV V  viº viiº

There are a total of 13 minor scale diatonic chords that harmonize the B flat minor scale. (7 in natural minor, 3 in harmonic minor and 3 more in melodic minor) 

The seven diatonic chords in the B flat natural minor key are:

i  —  B Flat minor chord  ( B♭ – D♭ – F )
iiº  —  C diminished chord  ( C – E♭ – G♭ )
III  —  D Flat major chord  ( D♭ – F – A♭ )
iv  —  E Flat minor chord  ( E♭ – G♭ – B♭ )
v  —  F minor chord  ( F – A♭ – C )
VI  —  G Flat major chord   ( G♭ – B♭ – D♭ )
VII  —  A Flat major chord  ( A♭ – C – E♭ )

The three diatonic chords in the B flat harmonic minor are:

III+  —  D Flat augmented chord  ( D♭ – F – A )
V  —  F major chord  ( F – A – C )
viiº  —  A diminished chord  ( A – C – E♭ )

The three diatonic chords in the B flat melodic minor are:

ii  —  C minor chord  ( C – E♭ – G )
IV  —  E Flat major chord  ( E♭ – G – B♭ )
viº  —  G diminished chord   ( G – B♭ – D♭ )

 

Minor Scale Diatonic Chords in Other Keys

Diatonic Chords in C minor key
Diatonic Chords in C sharp minor key
Diatonic Chords in D minor key
Diatonic Chords in D sharp minor key / E flat minor key
Diatonic Chords in E minor key
Diatonic Chords in F minor key
Diatonic Chords in F sharp minor key
Diatonic Chords in G minor key
Diatonic Chords in G sharp minor key / A flat minor key
Diatonic Chords in A minor key
Diatonic Chords in A sharp minor key / B flat minor key
Diatonic Chords in B minor key

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