Chords in the key of B Minor

Taking the harmonic form of B Minor Scale and giving each note a scale degree number, we have:

B C# D E F# G A# B
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 1 

Now we will look at all the chords that are formed from the keys of B Minor Scale. Before that, if you have any doubts regarding what are scales and chords, you can check the respective overview articles for both. Also remember how to number the respective chords belonging to the harmonic form of B minor scale. Major chords are numbered in capitals, minor in smalls, diminished chords in smalls followed by ° and augmented in smalls followed by +.

Primary Triads (Chords) in the Key of B Minor

Building chords on 1st, 4th and 5th notes of the scale, we get the primary triads.

  • Chord i – B Minor: B D F#

B Minor Chord

  • Chord iv – E Minor: E G B

E Minor Chord

  • Chord V – F# Major: F# A# C#

F# Major Chord

Secondary Triads (Chords) in the Key of B Minor

Building chords on 2nd, 3rd and 6th notes of the scale, we get the secondary triads.

  • Chord ii° – C# diminished: C# E G

C# Diminished Chord

  • Chord iii+ – D Augmented: D F# A#

D Augmented Chord

  • Chord VI – G Major: G B D

G Major Chord

  • Chord vii° – A# diminished: A# C# E

Extended Chords

Now we will build the four-note seventh chords using the notes of B Minor scale.

  • B Minor-Major 7th: B D F# A#
  • C# Half-diminished: C# E G B
  • E Minor 7th: E G B D
  • F# Dominant 7th (A7): F# A# C# E
  • G Major 7th: G B D F#
  • A# diminished 7th: A# C# E G

Note that we have omitted the seventh chord on the 3rd note (D) of the scale since it does not produce any recognizable sound.


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