B flat (   )

B

 

The note in between A and B; higher than A, but lower than B. 

This is a proper flat sign        but we normally type it as a small case b: Bb

There are 2 ways of fingering it:
 

1

3

4

Bb fingering 2.png

1

3

5

6

- or -

Try both.
You can choose the one that feels most comfortable for you.

When there's one flat in the key signature, on the B line, this turns all the Bs into B flats:

When there isn't a flat in the key signature, we write B flats by putting the flat sign before the note:

Bb no key sig.png

A flat or sharp sign before a note lasts for the rest of the bar, so this is a Bb too.

Try these exercises:

Click the triangles to play

Bb ex 1.png
Bb ex 3.png
Bb ex 5.png

F natural

Bb ex 7.png
Bb ex 2.png
Bb ex 4.png
Bb ex 6.png

F natural

Bb ex 8.png
 
 
Some theory
The notes
Play-a-long
 
 

High F

- Finger a low F natural
- Take your little finger off
- Bend your thumb
High F.png

Thumb bent

like high E

Like low F, but

no little finger

Sounds like this:

On the

top line 

1. High F trans.png

Looks like this:

Some exercises

1

2. EF.png

2

3. DEFED.png

3

4. CDEFEDC.png
 

F major scale

5. F maj scale.png

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