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 farthest right black key is B♭.

These notes make up B♭ minor: B♭, D♭ and F. In its root position in your right hand, 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 play the first and second inversions of the chord, follow the steps below.

How to play the first inversion of B♭ minor

To play the first inversion of B♭ minor, use 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 second inversion of B♭ minor

The F becomes the lowest note of the chord in the second 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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