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

B minor is a minor scale based on B, consisting of the pitches B, C-sharp, D, E, F-sharp, G, A and B. (natural minor scale - the harmonic minor scale contains a A# instead of a A). Its key signature has two sharps linked Scales/keys below (see below: Scales and keys). In Germany, Scandinavia, Serbia, Croatia and Poland it is referred to as "h-moll". File links The following pages link to this file: Key signature Wikipedia:List of images/Music/Musical notation D major B 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. ... Also see: D minor, or D-flat 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 minor, or B flat major. ... Also see: B minor, or B flat major. ... 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). ... 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 the programming language. ... This article is about the programming language. ... A minor scale in musical theory can be viewed as the sixth mode of the major scale. ... A minor scale in musical theory can be viewed as the sixth mode of the major scale. ... 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... For other uses, see Scandinavia (disambiguation). ... Not to be confused with Republika Srpska. ...


Its relative major is D major, and its parallel major is B 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. ... Also see: D minor, or D-flat 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 minor, or B flat major. ...


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


In baroque times, B minor was regarded as the key of passive suffering.[1] The theorist christian Daniel Schubart regarded B minor as a key expressing a quiet acceptance of fate and very gentle complaint, something commentators find to be in line with Bach's use of the key in the St. John's Passion.[2] By Beethoven's time, however, the perception of B minor had changed considerably: Francesco Galeazzi wrote that B minor was not suitable for music in good taste, and Beethoven labelled a B minor melodic idea in one of his sketchbooks as a "black key".[3] For other uses, see Baroque (disambiguation). ...


It is a common key used in rock, folk, country and other guitaristic styles because the standard tuning of a guitar causes all the open strings to be scale degrees of B minor.


The Dvorak Cello Concerto in B minor


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References

  1. ^ Xinh's JS Bach B-Minor Mass Balance. Retrieved January 20, 2007.
  2. ^ Michael C. Tusa, "Beethoven's "C-Minor Mood": Some Thoughts on the Structural Implications of Key Choice" in Beethoven Forum 2, Christoph Reynolds, ed. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press (1993): 2 - 3, n. 5
  3. ^ Ibid, 2, n. 3
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                        

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