F# Diminished Piano Chord

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

The Notes in an F# 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 F# Diminished chord is F#.

The Min 3rd

The minor third of an F# Diminished chord is A. The minor third is up three half-steps from the Root.

Finding A from F# step by step:

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

The b 5th

The flat fifth of an F# Diminished chord is C. 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 C from F# step by step:

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

The Inversions of F# Diminished

Root Position

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

1st Inversion

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

2nd Inversion

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

Other F# Chords