Gdim7 Piano Chord

Gdim7

G Diminished 7th (with Flat 5th)

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

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

The Min 3rd

Finding Bb from G step by step:

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

The b 5th

Finding Db from G step by step:

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

The Maj 6th

Finding E from G step by step:

  • Start on: G
  • Step 1: move down to F#
  • Step 2: move down to F
  • Step 3: Land on E
Maj 6th
E
Root
G
1
2
  • F# 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