Bb Minor Piano Chord

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

The Notes in a Bb Minor Chord

The Root

You'll have no trouble finding the root of a Bb Minor chord, because it's what gives a Bb Minor chord it's name: It's the note Bb.

The Min 3rd

The minor third of a Bb Minor chord is Db. The minor third is up three half-steps from the Root.

Finding Db from Bb step by step:

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

The 5th

The fifth of a Bb Minor 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 Minor

Root Position

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

1st Inversion

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

2nd Inversion

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

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