Bb Major Piano Chord

Root
Bb
3rd
D
5th
F
E
G
B
D
F
F
A
C
E
Bb
D
F

The Notes in a Bb Major Chord

The Root

The root of the chord is always the easiest to find because it's in the name of the chord! The root of a Bb Major chord is Bb.

The 3rd

The third of a Bb Major chord is D. The third is up four half-steps from the Root.

Finding D from Bb step by step:

  • Start on: Bb
  • Step 1: move up to B
  • Step 2: move up to C
  • Step 3: move up to Db
  • Step 4: Land on D
3rd
D
Root
Bb
1
2
3
  • B is a minor second above Bb.
  • C is a major 2nd above Bb.
  • Db is a minor third above Bb.
  • D is a major third above Bb.

The 5th

The fifth of a Bb Major chord is F. The fifth is down five half-steps from the Root.

Finding F from Bb step by step:

  • Start on: Bb
  • Step 1: move down to A
  • Step 2: move down to Ab
  • Step 3: move down to G
  • Step 4: move down to Gb
  • Step 5: Land on F
5th
F
Root
Bb
1
2
3
4
  • A is a minor second below Bb.
  • Ab is a major 2nd below Bb.
  • G is a minor third below Bb.
  • Gb is a major third below Bb.
  • F is a fourth below Bb. The 5th is down a fourth? Confusing, right? The note F is down 5 half-steps from Bb, but up 7 half-steps from Bb:
5th
F
Root
Bb
1
2
3
4
5
6

The Inversions of Bb Major

Root Position

Root
Bb
3rd
D
5th
F
E
G
B
D
F
F
A
C
E
Bb
D
F

1st Inversion

3rd
D
5th
F
Root
Bb
E
G
B
D
F
F
A
C
E
D
F
Bb

2nd Inversion

5th
F
Root
Bb
3rd
D
E
G
B
D
F
F
A
C
E
F
Bb
D

Other Major Chords

C, C#, Db, D, D#, Eb, E, F, F#, Gb, G, G#, Ab, A, A#, Bb, B

See all major chords