B♭ minor

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

How to play B♭ minor on the piano

To play the B♭ minor chord on piano, first find the root of the chord: B♭. To do this, look at the black keys in groups of three on the keyboard. The black key furthest right is B♭.

The following notes make up B♭ minor: B♭, D♭, and F. In its root position, you would play the chord with the following fingers:

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

Read: Get the theory behind major and minor chords here.

To play the chord in its root position with your left hand, you would use the following fingers:

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

In some cases, you might need to play the chord with different fingers. Our video above will give you a sense of how to build and play the B♭ minor chord.

What are the inversions of B♭ minor?

Beyond the root position of B♭ minor are two inversions of the chord. To learn how to play the 1st and 2nd inversion of the chord, follow the steps below.

How to play the 1st inversion of B♭ minor

To play the 1st inversion of B♭ minor, place the D♭ as the lowest note in the chord. From there, you can build the inversion with the following fingers in your right hand:

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

Read: Get the theory behind chord inversions here.

How to play the 2nd inversion of B♭ minor

The F becomes the lowest note of the chord in the 2nd inversion of B♭ minor. Play the inversion with your right hand using the following fingers:

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

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