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Encyclopedia > B major
B major
Image:B_Major_key_signature.png
Relative key G# minor
Parallel key B minor
Component pitches
B, C#, D#, E, F#, G#, A#, B
Also see: B minor, or B flat major.

B major is a major scale based on B, with the pitches B, C#, D#, E, F#, G#, A#, and B. Its key signature has five sharps (see below: Scales and keys). Image File history File links created with GNU Lilypond File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... 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. ... 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). ... 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 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). ... 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: B-flat minor, or B major. ... In music theory, the major scale is one of the diatonic scales. ... 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...


The key signature for B major is the least sharp key signature with three "lines" of sharps. In the treble clef, putting the sharp for A on its expected position relative to the sharp for G would require a ledger line. In the bass clef it would be possible to do this, but because in piano music this would result in a disuniformity that might throw off sight-reading, the B major key signature is practically the same in the bass clef as it is in the treble clef. In the alto clef, which occurs in string quartets and orchestral music, the B major key signature is usually written in just two "lines" of sharps.


Although B major is usually thought of as a remote key, due to its distance from C major (as seen in the circle of fifths) and its fairly large number of sharps, Frédéric Chopin regarded its scale as the easiest of all to play, owing to the black notes in it fitting the natural positions of the fingers well; as a consequence he often assigned it first to beginning piano students, leaving the scale of C major till last because he considered it the hardest of all scales to play completely evenly (because of its complete lack of black notes). 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). ... In music theory, the circle of fifths (or cycle of fifths) is an imaginary geometrical space that depicts relationships among the 12 equal-tempered pitch classes comprising the familiar chromatic scale. ... Chopin redirects here. ...


B major's relative minor is G-sharp minor, its parallel minor is B minor, and its enharmonic equivalent is C-flat major. 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. ... 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). ... 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 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). ... In music, an enharmonic is a note which is the equivalent of some other note, but spelled differently. ... 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. ...


The only symphony by a well-known composer in this key is Joseph Haydn's Symphony No. 46. “Haydn” redirects here. ... The Symphony No. ...

Ascending and descending B-major scale.
Ascending and descending B-major scale.

Note that in German, the pitch B is called "H" while B-flat is called "B". Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1008x108, 12 KB) Summary B Major Scale, ascending and descending, 1 octave. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1008x108, 12 KB) Summary B Major Scale, ascending and descending, 1 octave. ...

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Well known classical pieces in this key

Johannes Brahms Johannes Brahms (May 7, 1833 – April 3, 1897) was a German composer of the Romantic period. ... Antonín Dvořák Antonín Leopold Dvořák ( , often anglicized DVOR-zhak; September 8, 1841 – May 1, 1904) was a Czech composer of romantic music, who employed the idioms and melodies of the folk music of his native Bohemia and Moravia in symphonic, oratorial, chamber and operatic works. ... The Firebird (French: LOiseau de feu; Russian: Жар-птица, Žar-ptica) is a 1910 ballet by Igor Stravinsky. ... Igor Stravinsky. ... The Valse des cygnes from Act II of the Ivanov/Petipa edition of Swan Lake. ... “Tchaikovsky” redirects here. ... La donna è mobile (Woman is fickle) is the cynical Duke of Mantuas canzone from Giuseppe Verdis opera Rigoletto (1851). ... Giuseppe Verdi, by Giovanni Boldini, 1886 (National Gallery of Modern Art, Rome) Rigoletto is an opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi. ... “Verdi” redirects here. ... The Piano Concerto No. ... Ludwig van Beethoven Ludwig van Beethoven (baptized December 17, 1770 – March 26, 1827) was a German composer of Classical music, the predominant musical figure in the transitional period between the Classical and Romantic eras. ... Tintagel is a symphonic poem composed by Arnold Bax in 1919; it is perhaps his best-known orchestral work. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ...

Well-known contemporary music in this key

Born in the U.S.A. is an album by Bruce Springsteen, released in 1984 (see 1984 in music). ... Springsteen redirects here. ... For the 1997 film starring Daniel Day-Lewis, see The Boxer (film). ... Bridge Over Troubled Water was Simon and Garfunkels last album; the title track was their only number one hit in the United Kingdom. ... California Girls is the title of a song written by Mike Love and Brian Wilson and recorded by The Beach Boys for their 1965 album Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!). It features contrasting verse-chorus form. ... The Beach Boys are an American rock and roll band. ... Close to Me is the name of a successful 1985 single by The Cure from their album The Head on the Door. ... This article is about the band. ... The phrase Dancing in the dark may refer to several things: A song by Arthur Schwartz and Howard Dietz, featured in the film The Band Wagon. ... Springsteen redirects here. ... For Céline Dions single by the same name, see Faith. ... This article is about the musician. ... For other uses, see Ghostbusters (disambiguation). ... Ray Erskine Parker Jr. ... Alanis Morissette European singles chronology Ironic is a song written by Alanis Morissette and Glen Ballard, and produced by Ballard for Morissettes third album Jagged Little Pill (1995). ... Alanis redirects here. ... Solsbury Hill is a song by British musician Peter Gabriel, about spending a moment of reflection atop Solsbury Hill in Somerset, England. ... Peter Brian Gabriel (born 13 February 1950, in Cobham,[1] Surrey, England) is an English musician. ... Take a Chance on Me is a song recorded in 1977 by Swedish pop group ABBA. It was the second single to be released from their fifth album, simply called The Album from 1977, and has appeared on numerous ABBA compilations, namely ABBA Gold: Greatest Hits. ... Abba redirects here. ... For the James Bond film and other uses of the term, see, see Moonraker (disambiguation). ... Dame Shirley Veronica Bassey, DBE (born January 8, 1937 in Cardiff, Wales), is a Welsh singer, perhaps best-known for performing the theme songs to the James Bond films Goldfinger (1964), Diamonds Are Forever (1971), and Moonraker (1979). ... A Thousand Miles is a pop song written by American singer Vanessa Carlton and recorded for her debut album Be Not Nobody (2002). ... Vanessa Lee Carlton (born August 16, 1980) is an American pop singer, songwriter, and pianist best known for the single A Thousand Miles from her debut album, Be Not Nobody (2002), which was certified platinum in the U.S. The commercial failure of Carltons second album, Harmonium (2004), led... Touch of Grey is a 1987 single by the Grateful Dead often known by its refrain I will get by. ... This article is about the band. ... This article is about the American entertainer. ... Sams Town track listing enterlude (2) When You Were Young (3) Bling (Confession of a King) (4) When You Were Young is a song by Las Vegas-based rock band The Killers and is the third track on their second album Sams Town, released in October 2006. ... The Killers are an American rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada, most famous for their hit singles Somebody Told Me, Mr. ... A yellow Tulip. ... Coldplay are an English rock band. ...

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                        

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 group 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. ... Also see: C major, or C-sharp minor. ... 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. ... Also see: C-sharp major, or C minor. ... Also see: D-flat minor, or D major. ... Also see: B-flat major, or B minor. ... 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). ... Also see: G flat minor, or G major. ... 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. ...

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B minor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (274 words)
B minor is a minor scale based on B, consisting of the pitches B, C♯, D, E, F♯, G, A♯ (harmonic minor) or A (natural minor) and B.
Its relative major is D major, and its parallel major is B major.
B is not an open string or natural harmonic on any instrument, except for a few 5-string double basses with an extra low B string.
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