In this article we are going to look at the B Sharp Major Scale and how to play it in all positions along the guitar fretboard.
B# major is enharmonically the same as C major. It is a very rarely used key and almost not worth paying attention to. It has been included for the sake of being thorough and because it has relevance to certain modes and can be a useful reference point. For example, A# Locrean is technically a mode of B# Major.
The B sharp major scale contains 2 sharps (#) and 5 double sharps (x):
B# – Cx – Dx – E# – Fx – Gx – Ax
As I mentioned, B# major is the same as C major. I would suggest focusing on C major for now, if you are still trying to get your head around major scales. Otherwise, if you want to get right into it, have a lot at the positions below.
Let’s look at the B# major scale in the different positions on the guitar fretboard:
B# Major Scale In The Open Position
B# Major Scale CAGED Positions
There are 5 B# Major positions, based on the CAGED system. Remember these positions are movable, which means that you can move them along the fretboard if you want to change keys.
Here are the 5 CAGED positions for the B# Major scale on the guitar (notes and tabs).
B# Major Scale in the 1st Position (lowest fret is 1)
B# Major Scale in the 4th Position (lowest fret is 4)
B# Major Scale in the 7th Position (lowest fret is 7)
B# Major Scale in the 8th Position (lowest fret is 8)
B# Major Scale in the 12th Position (lowest fret is 12)
That covers the 5 basic positions and the open position of B# major along the guitar fretboard. Check out the guitar scales page for more scales.