Gb Dominant 7th Piano Chord
The Notes in a Gb Dominant Chord
The root is the bottom note of the chord, the starting point to which the other notes relate. The root of a Gb Dominant chord is Gb.
The third of a Gb Dominant chord is Bb. The third is up four half-steps from the Root.
Finding Bb from Gb step by step:
- Start on: Gb
- Step 1: move up to G
- Step 2: move up to Ab
- Step 3: move up to Bbb
- Step 4: Land on Bb
- G is a minor second above Gb.
- Ab is a major 2nd above Gb.
- Bbb is a minor third above Gb.
- Bb is a major third above Gb.
The Min 7th
The minor seventh of a Gb Dominant chord is Fb. The minor seventh is down two half-steps from the Root.
Finding Fb from Gb step by step:
- Start on: Gb
- Step 1: move down to F
- Step 2: Land on Fb
- F is a minor second below Gb.
- Fb is a major 2nd below Gb. The min 7th is down a major 2nd? Confusing, right? The note Fb is down 2 half-steps from Gb, but up 10 half-steps from Gb:
The Inversions of Gb Dominant
How to find Gb Dominant with my three-finger-method
This is the method taught in my book "How to Speed Read Piano Chord Symbols"
Step 1) Use the Fourth
Find the Root and the Fourth up from the Root. (See my tutorial on finding fourths).
Step 2) Move the right hand down
Move the root a whole-step down (two keys to the left on the piano) and the other note (the fourth) a half-step to the left (on key down on the piano).
How to Find 7th Chords with Nate's Three Finger Method
- Major 7th chords: bring both fingers down a half-step
- Minor 7th chords: bring both fingers down a whole-step
- Dominant 7th chords: bring the Root down a whole-step, the fourth down a half-step
- Diminished 7th chords: bring the Root down a minor third, the fourth down a whole-step
If you would like to learn more about my method, pick up "How to Speed Read Piano Chord Symbols".