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How to play a Bb major chord on piano

In this lesson you’ll learn how to play every variation of a chord of Bb major on piano, including its root position, first inversion and second inversion.

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Bb major - Root position

Play chord of Bb major
Bb major on piano

The notes required to play a chord of Bb major on piano are as follows:

  • Bb
  • D
  • F

For the standard root position of A major, use your left hand to play two Bb notes, one octave apart. Then play a triad chord with your right hand, using all three notes of Bb, D and F.

Bb major root position on piano
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Bb major - First inversion

Also written as Bb/D
Bb major first inversion on piano
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Bb major - Second inversion

Also written as Bb/F
Bb major second inversion on piano
Here's how it sounds:
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