B♯ Lydian Mode on Bass

Here you can learn how to play the Lydian Mode in the key of B♯ on the Bass. As well as the scale notes, degrees and patterns of the B♯ Lydian Mode, where available we also provide suggested Bass fingerings. In the Bass view below, you can display the notes of the B♯ Lydian Mode mapped out onto the Bass fretboard and switch between the notes, degrees, intervals or, if we have them, suggested Bass fingerings.

Theoretical Only

The B♯ Lydian Mode is considered theoretical only as it has double sharps or flats in the key signature.

The usual alternative is the enharmonic equivalent C Lydian Mode

Notes Ascending

B♯, C, D, E, F, G, A, B♯

Notes Descending

B♯, A, G, F, E, D, C, B♯

Pattern Ascending

T, T, T, S, T, T, S

S = Semitone, T = Tone (2 Semitones)

Pattern Descending

S, T, T, S, T, T, T

S = Semitone, T = Tone (2 Semitones)

Intervals Ascending

B♯ > B♯0Perfect Unison (P1)
B♯ > C2Major 2nd (M2)
B♯ > D4Major 3rd (M3)
B♯ > E6Augmented 4th (A4 or Tritone)
B♯ > F7Perfect 5th (P5)
B♯ > G9Major 6th (M6)
B♯ > A11Major 7th (M7)
B♯ > B♯12Perfect Octave (P8)

Intervals Descending

B♯ > B♯0Perfect Unison (P1)
B♯ > A1minor 2nd (m2)
B♯ > G3minor 3rd (m3)
B♯ > F5Perfect 4th (P4)
B♯ > E6Diminished 5th (d5 or Tritone)
B♯ > D8minor 6th (m6)
B♯ > C10minor 7th (m7)
B♯ > B♯12Perfect Octave (P8)

Music Theory

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