Db Minor Piano Chord

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

The Notes in a Db Minor 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 Db Minor chord is Db.

The Min 3rd

The minor third of a Db Minor 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 5th

The fifth of a Db Minor chord is Ab. The fifth is down five half-steps from the Root.

Finding Ab 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: Land on Ab
5th
Ab
Root
Db
1
2
3
4
  • 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. The 5th is down a fourth? Confusing, right? The note Ab is down 5 half-steps from Db, but up 7 half-steps from Db:
5th
Ab
Root
Db
1
2
3
4
5
6

The Inversions of Db Minor

Root Position

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

1st Inversion

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

2nd Inversion

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

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