Db Major Piano Chord

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

The Notes in a Db Major 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 Db Major chord is Db.

The 3rd

The third of a Db Major chord is F. The third is up four half-steps from the Root.

Finding F from Db step by step:

  • Start on: Db
  • Step 1: move up to D
  • Step 2: move up to Eb
  • Step 3: move up to Fb
  • Step 4: Land on F
3rd
F
Root
Db
1
2
3
  • D is a minor second above Db.
  • Eb is a major 2nd above Db.
  • Fb is a minor third above Db.
  • F is a major third above Db.

The 5th

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

Finding Ab from Db step by step:

  • Start on: Db
  • Step 1: move down to C
  • Step 2: move down to Cb
  • Step 3: move down to Bb
  • Step 4: move down to A
  • Step 5: Land on Ab
5th
Ab
Root
Db
1
2
3
4
  • C is a minor second below Db.
  • Cb is a major 2nd below Db.
  • Bb is a minor third below Db.
  • A is a major third below Db.
  • Ab is a fourth below Db. The 5th is down a fourth? Confusing, right? The note Ab is down 5 half-steps from Db, but up 7 half-steps from Db:
5th
Ab
Root
Db
1
2
3
4
5
6

The Inversions of Db Major

Root Position

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

1st Inversion

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

2nd Inversion

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

Other Major Chords

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

See all major chords