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Encyclopedia > B flat minor
Bb minor
Image:D-flat_Major_key_signature.png
Relative key Db major
Parallel key Bb major
Component pitches
Bb, C, Db, Eb, F, Gb, Ab, Bb
Also see: B-flat major, or B minor.

B-flat minor is a minor scale based on B-flat, consisting of the pitches B-flat, C, D-flat, E-flat, F, G-flat, A-flat and B-flat (natural minor scale). Its key signature has five flats (see below: Scales and keys). The Harmonic Minor scale has a leading-tone; in this case, the A would be natural. created with GNU Lilypond File links The following pages link to this file: Key signature Wikipedia:List of images/Music/Musical notation D-flat major B-flat minor Categories: Public domain images ineligible for copyright | Music images ... In music, the relative minor of a particular major key (or the relative major of a minor key) is the key which has the same key signature but a different tonic, as opposed to parallel minor or major, respectively. ... D-flat major is a major scale based on D-flat, consisting of the pitches D-flat, E-flat, F, G-flat, A-flat, B-flat, C, and D-flat. ... In music, the parallel minor of a particular major key (or the parallel major of a minor key) is the key which has the same tonic and a different key signature, as opposed to relative minor (or major, respectively). ... B-flat major is a major scale based on B-flat, consisting of the pitches B-flat, C, D, E-flat, F, G, A, and B-flat. ... B-flat major is a major scale based on B-flat, consisting of the pitches B-flat, C, D, E-flat, F, G, A, and B-flat. ... B minor is a minor scale based on B, consisting of the pitches B, C#, D, E, F#, G, A and B. (natural minor scale - the harmonic minor scale contains a A# instead of a A). ... A minor scale in musical theory is a diatonic scale whose third scale degree is an interval of a minor third above the tonic. ... This article is about music. ... Also see: D-flat minor, or D major. ... E-flat major is a major scale based on E-flat, consisting of the pitches E-flat, F, G, A-flat, B-flat, C, D, and E-flat. ... Also see: G flat minor, or G major. ... A flat major is a major scale based on A flat, consisting of the pitches A flat, B flat, C, D flat, E flat, F, G, and A flat. ... This key signature – A major or F# minor – consists of three sharps placed after the clef In musical notation, a key signature is a series of sharp symbols or flat symbols placed on the staff, designating notes that are to be consistently played one semitone higher or lower than the...


Its relative key is D flat major, and its parallel major is B flat major. Its enharmonic equivalent is A sharp minor. In music, the relative minor of a particular major key (or the relative major of a minor key) is the key which has the same key signature but a different tonic, as opposed to parallel minor or major, respectively. ... Also see: D-flat minor, or D major. ... In music, the parallel minor of a particular major key (or the parallel major of a minor key) is the key which has the same tonic and a different key signature, as opposed to relative minor (or major, respectively). ... Also see: B-flat minor, or B major. ... A sharp minor is a minor scale based on A sharp. ...

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A short and easy way to remember this key signature is with the mnemonic "BEAD = bead add a G BEADG". A mnemonic to help remember the order of sharps is "Father Charles Goes Down And Ends Battle"; in reverse, the same mnemonic describes the order of flats.


Changes needed for the melodic and harmonic versions of the scale are written in with accidentals as necessary.


In the German language, the pitch B flat is called B, so B flat minor is called B-moll. German (called Deutsch in German; in German the term germanisch is equivalent to English Germanic), is a member of the western group of Germanic languages and is one of the worlds major languages. ...


B flat minor is usually associated with sadness and loneliness. Some important oboe solos in this key in the orchestral literature include the second movement of Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4, which depicts "the feeling that you get when you are all alone", in Tchaikovsky's words, and the slow movement of Cesar Franck's Symphony in D minor. Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 is written in this key, but the famous opening theme is in the relative major, D flat major. The oboe is a double reed musical instrument of the woodwind family. ... Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Pyotr (Peter) Ilyich Tchaikovsky (Russian: Пётр Ильич Чайкoвский, Pëtr Il’ič ÄŒajkovskij;  )[1] (7 May [O.S. 25 April] 1840 – 6 November [O.S. 25 October] 1893), was a Russian composer of the Romantic era. ... Peter Ilich Tchaikovskys Symphony No. ... C sar-Auguste-Jean-Guillaume-Hubert Franck (December 10, 1822–November 8, 1890) was a composer and organist. ... The Symphony in D minor is the most famous orchestral work and only symphony by the 19th century Belgian composer César Franck. ... Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovskys Piano Concerto No. ...


One of the few symphonies written in this key is Shostakovich's Symphony No. 13, "Babi Yar". Other examples include Sir William Walton's Symphony No. 1 and Richard Strauss's Eine Alpensinfonie. Dmitri Shostakovich   (Russian: , Dmitrij Dmitrievič Å ostakovič) (September 25 [O.S. September 12] 1906–August 9, 1975) was a Russian composer of the Soviet period. ... The Symphony No. ... Sir William Turner Walton, OM (March 29, 1902–March 8, 1983) was a British composer whose style was influenced by the works of Stravinsky, Sibelius and jazz. ... The Symphony No. ... This article is about the German composer of tone-poems and operas. ... Eine Alpensinfonie (An Alpine Symphony), Op. ...


Domenico Scarlatti wrote just two keyboard sonatas in B flat minor, K. 128 and K. 131. B flat minor is the flattest key he ever used for a sonata. Other well-known pieces in this key are Frédéric Chopin's Piano Sonata No. 2 (Funeral March) and Christian Sinding's Rustle of Spring. Giuseppe Domenico Scarlatti (October 26, 1685 – July 23, 1757) was an Italian composer who spent much of his life in Spain and Portugal. ... The only known photograph of Frédéric Chopin, believed to have been taken by Louis-Auguste Bisson in 1849. ... Frédéric Chopin composed his Piano Sonata No. ... Christian Sinding Christian August Sinding (January 11, 1856–December 3, 1941) was a Norwegian composer. ... Frühlingsraushen (Rustle of Spring) is a solo piano piece written by the Norse composer Christian Sinding in 1896. ...


Well-known music in this key

Bad Company is a song from Bad Companys album Bad Company. ... This article is about the rock band. ... Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness track listing Here Is No Why (5) Bullet with Butterfly Wings (6) To Forgive (7) Bullet with Butterfly Wings is one of the most popular and well-known songs by The Smashing Pumpkins. ... The Smashing Pumpkins are an American alternative rock band that formed in Chicago in 1988. ... Fergalicious is the second single from Fergies debut solo album, The Dutchess. ... Stacy Ann Ferguson, professionally known as Fergie (born March 27, 1975), is an American pop and R&B singer, songwriter, and occasional actress. ... Milli Vanilli Milli Vanilli was a musical group, a duo composed of Fabrice Morvan and Rob Pilatus, formed in Germany in the mid-1980s. ... Milli Vanilli (milli is a word meaning national in Turkish, picked up by the artists while visiting Turkey on one of its national days) was a duo, Fabrice Morvan and Rob Pilatus, formed in Germany in the mid-1980s. ... Headhunter is a song by the Belgian EBM band Front 242. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... |- ! style=background: khaki; colspan=3 | Wyclef Jean singles chronology |- style=text-align: center; font-size: 0. ... This biographical article or section needs additional references for verification. ... Nelust Wyclef Jean (IPA pronunciation: ) (born October 17, 1972) is a Grammy Award-winning and Golden Globe-nominated Haitian-born American rapper, producer, and member of the hip hop trio The Fugees. ... Let’s Dance is the title album track on David Bowies album Lets Dance. ... David Bowie (IPA: []) (born David Robert Jones on 8 January 1947) is an English singer, songwriter, actor, multi-instrumentalist, producer, arranger and audio engineer. ... One Thing Leads to Another is a song by new wave rock group The Fixx, from their album Reach the Beach. ... The cover of The Fixs first single from 1981: Subsequently the band would change their name to The Fixx, after learning of another band with a prior claim on the name The Fix. ... Papa Was a Rollin Stone is a soul song, written by Motown songwriters Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong as a single for Motown act The Undisputed Truth in 1971. ... “Temptations” redirects here. ... Part-Time Lover is a 1985 single by Stevie Wonder, from his album In Square Circle. ... Stevie Wonder (born Stevland Hardaway Judkins on May 13, 1950, name later changed to Stevland Hardaway Morris),[1] is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer. ... Promiscuous, also known as Promiscuous Girl,[1] is a pop-R&B song recorded by Nelly Furtado and Timbaland for Furtados third album, Loose (2006). ... Nelly Kim Furtado (born December 2, 1978) is a Canadian singer, songwriter, record producer, and instrumentalist of Portuguese descent. ... Somebody Told Me is a song written and performed by The Killers. ... The Killers are an American rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada. ... Sunglasses At Night was the first single by Corey Hart to be released off his debut album, 1984s First Offense. ... For other persons named Corey Hart, see Corey Hart (disambiguation). ... Supermans Dead was the first single to be released off of their second album Clumsy. This has become one of Our Lady Peaces most popular songs in both Canada and the U.S., and even many other parts of the world. ... Our Lady Peace, abbreviated as OLP, is a Canadian alternative rock band consisting of Raine Maida (vocals), Duncan Coutts (bass), Jeremy Taggart (drums), and Steve Mazur (guitar). ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Sir Thomas Jones Woodward, OBE, (born 7 June 1940), known by his stage name Tom Jones, is a Grammy Award-winning Welsh popular music singer particularly noted for his powerful voice. ... Kool & the Gang is a highly successful American jazz/R&B/soul/funk/disco group. ... Waiting for a Girl Like You is a song by Foreigner. ... Foreigner is a pop/rock band formed in New York City in 1976 by veteran musicians Mick Jones and ex-King Crimson member Ian McDonald, along with then unknown vocalist Lou Gramm (Louis Grammatico). ...

Scales and keys

Diatonic Scales and Keys
Flats Sharps
Major minor Major minor
0 C (Major), a (minor)
1 F d G e
2 B g D b
3 E c A f
4 A f E c
5 D b B g
6 G e F d
7 C a C a
                    lower case letters are minor                         [redisplay]

the table indicates the number of sharps or flats in each scale In music theory, a diatonic scale (from the Greek diatonikos, to stretch out; also known as the heptatonia prima; set form 7-35) is a seven-note musical scale comprising five whole-tone and two half-tone steps, in which the half tones are maximally separated. ... In music, a scale is a collection of musical notes that provides material for part or all of a musical work. ... In music theory, the key identifies the tonic triad, the chord, major or minor, which represents the final point of rest for a piece, or the focal point of a section. ... Image File history File links Circle_of_fifths. ... Figure 1. ... Figure 1. ... In music theory, the major scale is one of the diatonic scales. ... A minor scale in musical theory is a diatonic scale whose third scale degree is an interval of a minor third above the tonic. ... In music theory, the major scale is one of the diatonic scales. ... A minor scale in musical theory is a diatonic scale whose third scale degree is an interval of a minor third above the tonic. ... C major (often just C or key of C) is a musical major scale based on C, with pitches C, D, E, F, G, A, B and C. Its key signature has no flats/sharps (see below: Diatonic Scales and Keys). ... Also see: A major, or A-sharp minor. ... Also see: F minor, or F-sharp minor. ... D minor is a minor scale based on D, consisting of the pitches D, E, F, G, A, B-flat, C, and D (natural minor scale). ... Also see: G minor, or G-sharp minor. ... Also see: E major, or E flat minor. ... Also see: B-flat minor, or B major. ... Also see: G major, or G-sharp minor. ... Also see: D minor, or D-flat major. ... B minor is a minor scale based on B, consisting of the pitches B, C#, D, E, F#, G, A and B. (natural minor scale - the harmonic minor scale contains a A# instead of a A). ... Also see: E-flat minor, or E major. ... C minor (abbreviated Cm) is a minor scale based on C, consisting of the pitches C, D, E-flat, F, G, A-flat, B-flat (often raised to B natural to function as a leading tone) and C. Its key signature consists of three flats. ... A major is a major scale based on A, consisting of the pitches A, B, C♯, D, E, F♯, G♯, and A. Its key signature consists of three sharps. ... Also see: F-sharp major, or F minor. ... Also see: A-flat minor, or A major. ... Also see: F major, or F-sharp minor. ... Also see: E minor, or E flat major. ... C sharp minor is a minor scale based on C sharp, consisting of the pitches C sharp, D sharp, E, F sharp, G sharp, A, B and C sharp (natural minor scale). ... Also see: D-flat minor, or D major. ... Also see: B minor, or B flat major. ... G sharp minor is a minor scale based on G sharp, consisting of the pitches G sharp, A sharp, B, C sharp, D sharp, E, F double sharp and G sharp (harmonic minor scale). ... G flat major is a major scale based on G flat, consisting of the pitches G flat, A flat, B flat, C flat (enharmonic to B natural,) D flat, E flat, F, and G flat. ... E flat minor is a minor scale based on E flat, consisting of the pitches E flat, F, G flat, A flat, B flat, C flat, D flat, and E flat (natural minor scale – the harmonic minor scale contains a D instead of a D flat). ... F sharp major is a major scale based on F sharp, consisting of the pitches F sharp, G sharp, A sharp, B, C sharp, D sharp, E sharp (enharmonic to F natural) and F sharp. ... D sharp minor is a minor scale based on D sharp, consisting of the pitches D sharp, E sharp, F sharp, G sharp, A sharp, B, C double sharp and D sharp. ... C flat major is a major scale based on C flat, consisting of the pitches C flat, D flat, E flat, F flat, G flat, A flat, B flat and C flat. ... A flat minor is a minor scale based on A flat, consisting of the pitches A flat, B flat, C flat, D flat, E flat, F flat, G flat. ... C sharp major is a major scale based on C sharp, consisting of the pitches C sharp, D sharp, E sharp (enharmonic to F natural), F sharp, G sharp, A sharp, B sharp (enharmonic to C natural) and C sharp. ... A sharp minor is a minor scale based on A sharp. ... The Circle of fifths, text table, shows the number of flats or sharps in each of the diatonic musical scales/keys. ...

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