G Diminished Piano Chord

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

The Notes in a G Diminished Chord

The Root

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 G Diminished chord, the root is G!

The Min 3rd

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

Finding Bb from G step by step:

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

The b 5th

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

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

The Inversions of G Diminished

Root Position

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

1st Inversion

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

2nd Inversion

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

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