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).


Bb chord diagram with marked notes Bb - D - F
Notes: Bb - D - F
Left hand: 5-3-1
Right hand: 1-3-5

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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)

Bb/D chord diagram
Fingerings: 5-3-1 (LH) 1-2-5 (RH)

Bb/F (2nd inversion)

Bb/F chord diagram
Fingerings: 5-3-1 (LH) 1-3-5 (RH)

See also Bb chords with alternative bass notes ›

Bb chord categories

Bb Bbm Bb7 Bbm7 Bbmaj7 BbmM7 Bb6 Bbm6 Bb6/9 Bb5 Bb9 Bbm9 Bbmaj9 Bb11 Bbm11 Bbmaj11 Bb13 Bbm13 Bbmaj13 Bbadd Bb7-5 Bb7+5 Bbsus Bbdim Bbdim7 Bbm7b5 Bbaug Bbaug7