Bb Diminished Piano Chord

Root
Bb
Min 3rd
Db
b 5th
E
E
G
B
D
F
F
A
C
E
Bb
Db
E

The Notes in a Bb Diminished Chord

The Root

The root of the chord is always the easiest to find because it's in the name of the chord! The root of a Bb Diminished chord is Bb.

The Min 3rd

The minor third of a Bb Diminished chord is Db. The minor third is up three half-steps from the Root.

Finding Db from Bb step by step:

  • Start on: Bb
  • Step 1: move up to B
  • Step 2: move up to C
  • Step 3: Land on Db
Min 3rd
Db
Root
Bb
1
2
  • B is a minor second above Bb.
  • C is a major 2nd above Bb.
  • Db is a minor third above Bb.

The b 5th

The flat fifth of a Bb Diminished chord is E. The flat fifth is down six half-steps from the Root -- but it's easier to just think of it as a variation on the fifth. Once you know your fifths, the flat fifth and sharp fifth are a lot easier to find.

Finding E from Bb step by step:

  • Start on: Bb
  • Step 1: move down to A
  • Step 2: move down to Ab
  • Step 3: move down to G
  • Step 4: move down to Gb
  • Step 5: move down to F
  • Step 6: Land on E
b 5th
E
Root
Bb
1
2
3
4
5
  • A is a minor second below Bb.
  • Ab is a major 2nd below Bb.
  • G is a minor third below Bb.
  • Gb is a major third below Bb.
  • F is a fourth below Bb.
  • E is a flat fifth below Bb.

The Inversions of Bb Diminished

Root Position

Root
Bb
Min 3rd
Db
b 5th
E
E
G
B
D
F
F
A
C
E
Bb
Db
E

1st Inversion

Min 3rd
Db
b 5th
E
Root
Bb
E
G
B
D
F
F
A
C
E
Db
E
Bb

2nd Inversion

b 5th
E
Root
Bb
Min 3rd
Db
E
G
B
D
F
F
A
C
E
E
Bb
Db

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