Below are some common chord progressions in the key of B Flat Minor.
This is the same key as Chopin’s Funeral March that was played at Mozart’s funeral and will probably be played for centuries to come.
I wanted to share some songwriting tips with this key by giving you some strong progressions. Strong progressions are achieved by getting the most out of them.
Heres how you do it..
You pick the chord that precedes it by using a circle progression. Normally you can count up four notes, the first one being the note of the chord you are using. For example:
Bbm count up to the 4th note of the scale and use that chord. In this case its Ebm.
B fLat Minor
Chords in the Key of Bb Minor
The Notes in the Bb Minor Scale are as follows:
Bb C Db Eb F Gb Ab
- Bbm Ebm Fm
- Bbm Cdim Fm
- Cdim Fm Bbm
- Bbm Ab Db Ebm Fm
- Bbm Fm Ebm Fm
- Bbm Db Ab Fm
- Ebm Fm Bbm7 Fm7 Bbm
- Bbm Cdim Db Ebm Fm7
Chopin’s Funeral March. Piano Sonata No. 2
Prokofiev – Dance of the Knights
Schumann – Romances for Piano op. 28 no. 1 of 3 in B Flat Minor
My favorite composer.
Other listening examples:
Nocturnes, Op.9 (Chopin, Frédéric)
Scherzo No.2, Op.31 (Chopin, Frédéric)
Preludes, Op.28 (Chopin, Frédéric)
Polonaise in B-flat minor, B.13 (Chopin, Frédéric)
Prelude and Fugue in B-flat minor, BWV 867 (Bach, Johann Sebastian)
Élégie, Op.9 (Gregh, Louis)
Piano Sonata No.2, Op.35 (Chopin, Frédéric)
Piano Sonata No.2, Op.36 (Rachmaninoff, Sergei)
Looks like Chopin likes this key a lot. 😉