B major chord
B major chord for piano (including B/D# and B/F# inversions) presented by keyboard diagrams.
Explanation: The regular B 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 B chord marked in red color.
Theory: The B 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: B - D# - F#
B major - inversions
Explanation: B/D# is a B major chord with D# as the bass note and B/F# is a B major chord with F# as the bass note.
B/D# (1st inversion)
Fingerings: 5-4-1 (LH) 2-3-5 (RH)
B/F# (2nd inversion)
Fingerings: 5-3-1 (LH) 1-3-5 (RH)
See also B chords with alternative bass notes ›