Db Dominant 7th Piano Chord
The Notes in a Db Dominant Chord
This is one is easy. All you have to do to find the root of a chord is look at the name of the chord. It's the first part of the name! If it's a Db Dominant chord, the root is Db!
The third of a Db Dominant chord is F. The third is up four half-steps from the Root.
Finding F from Db step by step:
- Start on: Db
- Step 1: move up to D
- Step 2: move up to Eb
- Step 3: move up to Fb
- Step 4: Land on F
- D is a minor second above Db.
- Eb is a major 2nd above Db.
- Fb is a minor third above Db.
- F is a major third above Db.
The Min 7th
The minor seventh of a Db Dominant chord is Cb. The minor seventh is down two half-steps from the Root.
Finding Cb from Db step by step:
- Start on: Db
- Step 1: move down to C
- Step 2: Land on Cb
- C is a minor second below Db.
- Cb is a major 2nd below Db. The min 7th is down a major 2nd? Confusing, right? The note Cb is down 2 half-steps from Db, but up 10 half-steps from Db:
The Inversions of Db Dominant
How to find Db Dominant with my three-finger-method
This is the method taught in my book "How to Speed Read Piano Chord Symbols"
Step 1) Use the Fourth
Find the Root and the Fourth up from the Root. (See my tutorial on finding fourths).
Step 2) Move the right hand down
Move the root a whole-step down (two keys to the left on the piano) and the other note (the fourth) a half-step to the left (on key down on the piano).
How to Find 7th Chords with Nate's Three Finger Method
- Major 7th chords: bring both fingers down a half-step
- Minor 7th chords: bring both fingers down a whole-step
- Dominant 7th chords: bring the Root down a whole-step, the fourth down a half-step
- Diminished 7th chords: bring the Root down a minor third, the fourth down a whole-step
If you would like to learn more about my method, pick up "How to Speed Read Piano Chord Symbols".