Learn how to play a new minor scale on guitar with this step-by-step B minor scale guitar lesson. You’ll learn scale positions, how the scale works, and more!
B Minor Scale Guitar Lesson
B minor scale notes
There are seven notes in the B natural minor scale, two of which are sharps.
B minor scale formula
The formula for the B Minor Scale and every other minor scale is 1-2-b3-4-5-b6-b7.
B Minor Scale Intervals (Half and Whole steps)
The half and whole step sequence for the B Minor Scale and every other minor scale is:
Scale degrees of the B minor scale
B Minor Chord
The B Minor Chord is the root chord (the 1st chord) in the B Minor Scale.
Relative major of B minor
The relative major of B minor is D major.
How to play the B Minor Scale
You can play theB Minor Scale on guitar by finding the B note and following the minor scale formula, which results in the notes B-C#-D-E-F#-G-A.
By doing this you’ll end up with countless positions and shapes for the B minor scale.
As for this lesson, you’ll look at the B minor scales’ CAGED positions, and other related scale resources.
B Minor Scale CAGED Positions
Modes of B minor
The 7 modes of B minor are:
- B Aeolian
- C# Locrian
- D Ionian
- E Dorian
- F# Phrygian
- G Lydian
- A Mixolydian