Eb Diminished Piano Chord

Root
Eb
Min 3rd
Gb
b 5th
A
E
G
B
D
F
F
A
C
E
Eb
Gb
A

The Notes in an Eb 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 an Eb Diminished chord is Eb.

The Min 3rd

The minor third of an Eb Diminished chord is Gb. The minor third is up three half-steps from the Root.

Finding Gb from Eb step by step:

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

The b 5th

The flat fifth of an Eb Diminished chord is A. 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 A from Eb step by step:

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

The Inversions of Eb Diminished

Root Position

Root
Eb
Min 3rd
Gb
b 5th
A
E
G
B
D
F
F
A
C
E
Eb
Gb
A

1st Inversion

Min 3rd
Gb
b 5th
A
Root
Eb
E
G
B
D
F
F
A
C
E
Gb
A
Eb

2nd Inversion

b 5th
A
Root
Eb
Min 3rd
Gb
E
G
B
D
F
F
A
C
E
A
Eb
Gb

Other Eb Chords