Gb Major Piano Chord

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

The Notes in a Gb Major Chord

The Root

The root is the bottom note of the chord, the starting point to which the other notes relate. The root of a Gb Major chord is Gb.

The 3rd

The third of a Gb Major 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 5th

The fifth of a Gb Major chord is Db. The fifth is down five half-steps from the Root.

Finding Db 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: Land on Db
5th
Db
Root
Gb
1
2
3
4
  • 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. The 5th is down a fourth? Confusing, right? The note Db is down 5 half-steps from Gb, but up 7 half-steps from Gb:
5th
Db
Root
Gb
1
2
3
4
5
6

The Inversions of Gb Major

Root Position

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

1st Inversion

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

2nd Inversion

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

Other Major Chords

C, C#, Db, D, D#, Eb, E, F, F#, Gb, G, G#, Ab, A, A#, Bb, B

See all major chords