B-flat Chord on the Piano with pictures and audio examples

In this post, we will look at how to form the b-flat chord on the piano and listen to some audio examples of the chord in root position and first and second inversions.


The b-flat chord is a major chord formed using the notes B, D and F.


Major chords can be made by stacking the root note, major third and perfect fifth. If that seems confusing, then the following simple major chord formula will make it easier for you to understand.


To form any major chord, you can simply count four steps to the right of the current note, and the note that you land on will be the second note in the chord and from that note, if you move three steps to right, you will land on the third note of the chord.



Let us apply this formula to the b-flat chord:


From the root note B-flat, let us count four steps to the right, B, C, C#, D. The fourth note we land on is the second note in the B-flat major chord.

From the note D, let us count three steps to the right, D#, E, F. The third note that we land on is the third note of the B-flat chord.

The following image should make it clear: