B♭ Major

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The B♭ major chord is a triad formed from a root (B♭), a major third (D) and a perfect fifth (F).

How to play B♭ major on the piano

To play the chord B♭ major, first you should find the root of the chord: B♭. On the piano, look at the black keys in groups of three on the keyboard. The black key furthest right in these groups is the B♭.

The B♭ major chord is made up of the following notes: B♭, D, and F. To play the chord in its root position, use the following fingers with your right hand:

F - Fifth finger (5)
D - Third finger (3)
B♭ - First finger (1)

Read more: Our guide to major and minor chords.

To play the chord with your left hand, use the following fingers:

F - First finger (1)
D - Third finger (3)
B♭ - Fifth finger (5)

For some songs and pieces, you might be better off using different fingers to play the notes of B♭ major. To see how the chord is built, watch our video above.

What are the inversions of B♭ major?

The inversions of B♭ major use the same notes as the root position chord but rearrange the order. Learn how to play the 1st and 2nd inversions below.

How to play the 1st inversion of B♭ major

You can play B♭ major's 1st inversion by placing the D as the lowest note. With your right hand, use the following fingers:

B♭ - Fifth finger (5)
F - Second finger (2)
D - First finger (1)

Read more: Our guide to chord inversions.

How to play the 2nd inversion of B♭ major

B♭ major's 2nd inversion can be played by placing the F as its lowest note and using the following fingers:

D - Fifth finger (5)
B♭ - Third finger (3)
F - First finger (1)

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