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The B minor scale has two sharps (C# and F#) and it is usually found in classical guitar music, though not as frequently as E and A minor. The relative minor scale of B minor is D major. The notes that make up the B minor scale are the same ones used for the E doric mode, F# phrygian, G lydian, A mixolydian, and C# locrian.

Below you will find the seven shapes that you can use to play the B minor scale on your guitar. You will also find a table of chords you can use with the B minor scale, together with their harmonic function.


B minor
Pattern I

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B minor
Pattern II

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B minor
Pattern III

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B minor
Pattern IV

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B minor
Pattern V

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B minor
Pattern VI

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B minor
Pattern VII

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

I
Bm
I7
B7
ii7b5
C#m7b5
II7
C#7
III
D
III7
D7
iv
Em
IV
E
#iv°
F°
V(7)
F#(7)
v
F#m
VI
G
#vi7b5
G#m7b5
VII
A
vii°7
A#°7