The B flat minor 7 chord (Bbm7) is a B flat minor chord (Bb – Db – F) with the ‘flat 7’ of the Bb Major scale included (Ab).

The minor 7 chord in general is a very common and popular chord. Along with the Major 7 and Dominant 7 chords, the minor 7 chord is one of the most common 7th chords in all of music.

The Bbm7 chord is essentially the same chord as A#m7.

Bbm7 is most commonly played as a root 5 bar chord in the first position, or as a root 6 bar chord in the 6th position. There are many blues and jazz songs in the key of Bbm, so Bbm7 is a relatively common chord in these genres.

Some Quick Bbm7 Chord Theory

  • The B flat minor 7 chord contains the notes Bb, Db, F and Ab.
  • The Bbm7 chord is produced by playing the 1st (root), flat 3rd, 5th and flat 7th of the B flat Major scale.
  • The B flat minor 7 chord (just like all minor 7 chords) contains the following intervals (from the root note): minor 3rd, Major 3rd, minor 3rd, Major 2nd (back to the root note).
  • Bbm7 is a Bbm chord, with the flat 7th (Ab) included.

10 Ways To Play The B Flat Minor 7 Chord

If you’ve come to this page just to view some chord diagrams for Bbm7, here they are.

Bb Minor 7 Chord 10 Shapes

Further Reading

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