G#dim7 Piano Chord

G#dim7

G# Diminished 7th (with Flat 5th)

Root
G#
Min 3rd
B
b 5th
D
Maj 6th
E#
E
G
B
D
F
F
A
C
E
G#
B
D
E#

The Notes in a G# Diminished 7th (with Flat 5th) Chord

The Min 3rd

Finding B from G# step by step:

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

The b 5th

Finding D from G# step by step:

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

The Maj 6th

Finding E# from G# step by step:

  • Start on: G#
  • Step 1: move down to FX
  • Step 2: move down to F#
  • Step 3: Land on E#
Maj 6th
E#
Root
G#
1
2
  • FX is a minor second below G#.
  • F# is a major 2nd below G#.
  • E# is a minor third below G#. The maj 6th is down a minor third? Confusing, right? The note E# is down 3 half-steps from G#, but up 9 half-steps from G#:
Maj 6th
E#
Root
G#
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8