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The B major scale has five sharps (C#, D#, F#, G#, and A#), and it is found with some frequency in guitar music, though not as often as E major. B major was considered by Chopin to be the easiest scale for the piano in terms of fingering, and taught it even before the C major scale.

The relative minor of B major is G# minor. The notes that make up the B major scale are the same ones used for the C# doric mode, D# phrygian, E lydian, F# mixolydian, G# aeolian (or minor), and A# locrian. Below you will find the seven shapes that you can use to play the B major scale on your guitar. You will also find a table of chords you can use with the B major scale, together with their harmonic function.



B major
Pattern I

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B major
Pattern II

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B major
Pattern III

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B major
Pattern IV

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B major
Pattern V

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B major
Pattern VI

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B major
Pattern VII

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The following chords can be played when using the B major scale.

I
    B 
I7
    B7
 
ii
    C#m
II7
    C#
ii7b5
    C#m7b5 
iii
    D#m
III7
    D#7 
bIII
    D 
IV
    E 
ii7b5/iii
    Fm7b5 
iv
    Em
V
    F#
V7
    F#7
v
    F#m
vi
    G#m
VI7
    G#7 
bVI
    G 
vii
    A#dim
vii7b5 
    A#m7b5 
bVII
    A