Abm7b5 Piano Chord

Abm7b5

Ab Minor 7th Flat Five

Root
Ab
Min 3rd
Cb
b 5th
D
Min 7th
Gb
E
G
B
D
F
F
A
C
E
Ab
Cb
D
Gb

The Notes in a Ab Minor 7th Flat Five Chord

The Min 3rd

Finding Cb from Ab step by step:

  • Start on: Ab
  • Step 1: move up to A
  • Step 2: move up to Bb
  • Step 3: Land on Cb
Min 3rd
Cb
Root
Ab
1
2
  • A is a minor second above Ab.
  • Bb is a major 2nd above Ab.
  • Cb is a minor third above Ab.

The b 5th

Finding D from Ab step by step:

  • Start on: Ab
  • Step 1: move up to A
  • Step 2: move up to Bb
  • Step 3: move up to Cb
  • Step 4: move up to C
  • Step 5: move up to Db
  • Step 6: Land on D
b 5th
D
Root
Ab
1
2
3
4
5
  • A is a minor second above Ab.
  • Bb is a major 2nd above Ab.
  • Cb is a minor third above Ab.
  • C is a major third above Ab.
  • Db is a fourth above Ab.
  • D is a flat fifth above Ab.

The Min 7th

Finding Gb from Ab step by step:

  • Start on: Ab
  • Step 1: move down to G
  • Step 2: Land on Gb
Min 7th
Gb
Root
Ab
1
  • G is a minor second below Ab.
  • Gb is a major 2nd below Ab. The min 7th is down a major 2nd? Confusing, right? The note Gb is down 2 half-steps from Ab, but up 10 half-steps from Ab:
Min 7th
Gb
Root
Ab
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9