BbM7 Piano Chord

BbM7

Bb Major 7th (with 5th)

Root
Bb
3rd
D
5th
F
Maj 7th
A
E
G
B
D
F
F
A
C
E
Bb
D
F
A

The Notes in a Bb Major 7th (with 5th) Chord

The 3rd

Finding D from Bb step by step:

  • Start on: Bb
  • Step 1: move up to B
  • Step 2: move up to C
  • Step 3: move up to Db
  • Step 4: Land on D
3rd
D
Root
Bb
1
2
3
  • B is a minor second above Bb.
  • C is a major 2nd above Bb.
  • Db is a minor third above Bb.
  • D is a major third above Bb.

The 5th

Finding F from Bb step by step:

  • Start on: Bb
  • Step 1: move up to B
  • Step 2: move up to C
  • Step 3: move up to Db
  • Step 4: move up to D
  • Step 5: move up to Eb
  • Step 6: move up to E
  • Step 7: Land on F
5th
F
Root
Bb
1
2
3
4
5
6
  • B is a minor second above Bb.
  • C is a major 2nd above Bb.
  • Db is a minor third above Bb.
  • D is a major third above Bb.
  • Eb is a fourth above Bb.
  • E is a flat fifth above Bb.
  • F is a fifth above Bb.

The Maj 7th

Finding A from Bb step by step:

  • Start on: Bb
  • Step 1: Land on A
Maj 7th
A
Root
Bb
  • A is a minor second below Bb. The maj 7th is down a minor second? Confusing, right? The note A is down 1 half-steps from Bb, but up 11 half-steps from Bb:
Maj 7th
A
Root
Bb
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10