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  1. B major(Noun)

    the major key with B as its tonic

  2. B major(Noun)

    the major chord with a root of B


  1. B major

    In music theory, B major is a major scale based on B. The pitches B, C♯, D♯, E, F♯, G♯, and A♯ are all part of the B major scale. Its key signature has five sharps. B major's relative minor is G-sharp minor, its parallel minor is B minor, and its enharmonic equivalent is C-flat major. The key signature for B major is the least sharp key signature with three "lines" of sharps. In the treble clef, putting the sharp for A on its expected position relative to the sharp for G would require a ledger line. In the alto and bass clefs it would be possible to do this, but because in piano music this would result in a dissimilarity between the two staves that might throw off sight-reading, this is not usually done. However, it is occasionally found, resulting in the A-sharp in the bass-clef key signature appearing on the top line. In the tenor clef, which occurs in orchestral music, the B major key signature is usually written in just two "lines" of sharps. Although B major is usually thought of as a remote key, Frédéric Chopin regarded its scale as the easiest of all to play, as its black notes fit the natural positions of the fingers well; as a consequence he often assigned it first to beginning piano students, leaving the scale of C major till last because he considered it the hardest of all scales to play completely evenly.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of b major in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of b major in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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