Bb major chord
Bb major chord for piano (including inversions) presented by keyboard diagrams.
Explanation: The regular Bb chord is a triad, meaning that it consists of three notes. On the picture of the keyboard, you can see the three notes of the Bb chord marked in red color. Bb stands for B flat.
Theory: The Bb major chord is constructed with a rootThe lowest note in the chord, a major thirdAn interval consisting of four semitones, the 3rd scale degree and a perfect fifthAn interval consisting of seven semitones, the 5th scale degree.
Fingerings: Little finger, middle finger, thumb (left hand); thumb, middle finger, little finger (right hand).
Notes: Bb - D - F
Bb major - inversions
Explanation: Bb/D is a Bb major chord with D as the bass note and Bb/F is a Bb major chord with F as the bass note.
Bb/D (1st inversion)
Fingerings: 5-3-1 (LH) 1-2-5 (RH)
Bb/F (2nd inversion)
Fingerings: 5-3-1 (LH) 1-3-5 (RH)
See also Bb chords with alternative bass notes ›