Gb Major 7th Piano Chord

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

The Notes in a Gb Major Seventh 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 Major Seventh chord is Gb.

The 3rd

The third of a Gb Major Seventh 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 Maj 7th

The major seventh of a Gb Major Seventh chord is F. The major seventh is a half-step from the Root. A half-step means that there are no piano keys in between. This is why the major seventh is one of the easiest notes to find.

Finding F from Gb step by step:

  • Start on: Gb
  • Step 1: Land on F
Maj 7th
F
Root
Gb
  • F is a minor second below Gb. The maj 7th is down a minor second? Confusing, right? The note F is down 1 half-steps from Gb, but up 11 half-steps from Gb:
Maj 7th
F
Root
Gb
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10

The Inversions of Gb Major Seventh

Root Position

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

1st Inversion

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

2nd Inversion

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

3rd Inversion

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

How to find Gb Major Seventh 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 both fingers in right hand a half-step down (the next key to the left on the piano).

Root
Gb
Maj 7th
F
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 Major 7th Chords

Other Gb Chords