Gb Minor 7th Piano Chord

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

The Notes in a Gb Minor 7th Chord

The Root

This is one is easy. All you have to do to find the root of a chord is look at the name of the chord. It's the first part of the name! If it's a Gb Minor 7th chord, the root is Gb!

The Min 3rd

The minor third of a Gb Minor 7th 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 Min 7th

The minor seventh of a Gb Minor 7th 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 Minor 7th

Root Position

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

1st Inversion

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

2nd Inversion

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

3rd Inversion

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

How to find Gb Minor 7th 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 whole-step down (two keys to the left on the piano). (A half-step is the next key.)

Root
Gb
Min 7th
Fb
Min 3rd
Bbb

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 Minor 7th Chords

Other Gb Chords