Gb Diminished Piano Chord

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

The Notes in a Gb Diminished 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 Gb Diminished chord is Gb.

The Min 3rd

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

Finding A from Gb step by step:

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

The b 5th

The flat fifth of a Gb 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 Gb step by step:

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

The Inversions of Gb Diminished

Root Position

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

1st Inversion

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

2nd Inversion

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

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