Db Diminished Piano Chord

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

The Notes in a Db Diminished Chord

The Root

The root is the bottom note of the chord, the starting point to which the other notes relate. The root of a Db Diminished chord is Db.

The Min 3rd

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

Finding Fb from Db step by step:

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

The b 5th

The flat fifth of a Db Diminished chord is G. 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 G from Db step by step:

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

The Inversions of Db Diminished

Root Position

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

1st Inversion

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

2nd Inversion

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

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