The Bb Major chord is a common chord on the guitar. It is the 4th chord in the key of F (a very popular key), which means it get used quite a lot. The most common ways of playing it are on the first fret as a root-5 bar chord and on the 6th fret as a root 6 bar chord.

Some Quick Bb Chord Theory

  • The B flat Major chord contains the notes Bb, D and F.
  • The Bb Major chord is produced by playing the 1st (root), 3rd and 5th notes of the Bb Major scale.
  • The Bb Major chord (just like all Major chords) contains the following intervals (from the root note): Major 3rd, minor 3rd, Perfect 4th (back to the root note).
  • The Bb Major chord is the first chord in the key of Bb. The chords in the key of Bb are: Bb, Cm, Dm, Eb, F, Gm, A diminished.

10 Ways To Play The Bb Major Chord

If you’ve come to this page just to view some chord diagrams for B flat, here they are.

Bb Major Chord - 10 Shapes

Further Reading

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