Gb Dominant 7th Piano Chord

Root
Gb
3rd
Bb
Min 7th
Fb
5th
Db
E
G
B
D
F
F
A
C
E
Gb
Bb
Db
Fb

The Notes in a Gb Dominant 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 Dominant chord is Gb.

The 3rd

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
3rd
Bb
Root
Gb
1
2
3
  • 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
Min 7th
Fb
Root
Gb
1
  • 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:
Min 7th
Fb
Root
Gb
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9

The Inversions of Gb Dominant

Root Position

Root
Gb
3rd
Bb
Min 7th
Fb
5th
Db
E
G
B
D
F
F
A
C
E
Gb
Bb
Db
Fb

1st Inversion

3rd
Bb
5th
Db
Min 7th
Fb
Root
Gb
E
G
B
D
F
F
A
C
E
Bb
Db
Fb
Gb

2nd Inversion

5th
Db
Min 7th
Fb
Root
Gb
3rd
Bb
E
G
B
D
F
F
A
C
E
Db
Fb
Gb
Bb

3rd Inversion

Min 7th
Fb
Root
Gb
3rd
Bb
5th
Db
E
G
B
D
F
F
A
C
E
Fb
Gb
Bb
Db

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).

Root
Gb
Root
Gb
4th
B

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).

Root
Gb
Min 7th
Fb
3rd
Bb

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".

Other Dominant 7th Chords