B-flat minor scale on flute has its tonic on B-flat natural. It also has the pitches B-flat, C, D-flat, E-flat, F, G-flat, and G. The key signature of this scale has five flats, B-flat, E-flat, A-flat, D-flat, and G-flat. The B-flat minor scale is relative to D-flat major scale, parallel to the B-flat major scale, dominant to the F minor scale, and subdominant to the E-flat minor scale.
There are three different B-flat minor scales for flute:
- B-flat natural minor
- B-flat harmonic minor
- B-flat melodic minor
Click here to see the fingering chart for B-flat minor notes.
B-flat (Bb)natural minor scale on the flute
If you would like to play the B-flat natural minor scale on the flute correctly, you can use the two-octave scale chart below to know what notes to flatten or sharpen;
B-flat (Bb) harmonic minor scale on flute
The B-flat harmonic minor scale on the flute has a sharpened seventh note, which is called A natural. This alteration creates a distinct sound and distinguishes it from the B-flat natural minor scale. Below is a two-octave scale chart for B-flat harmonic minor on flute;
B-flat (Bb) melodic minor scale on flute (ascending and descending)
The B-flat Melodic Minor scale on the flute differs from the B-flat Natural Minor scale because it has the sixth and seventh notes, G-flat and A-flat, respectively, sharpened when ascending and flattened when descending. Below is a two-octave scale chart for B-flat melodic minor on flute;
B-flat minor arpeggio for flute
The B-flat minor arpeggio notes are Bb, Db, and F. An arpeggio is a musical pattern where the notes of the flute are played in succession. In the case of a B-flat minor arpeggio, the notes of the B-flat minor chord (Bb, Db, and F) are played one after the other. The arpeggio can be played using various fingerings and octaves on the flute.