Gb Minor Piano Chord

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

The Notes in a Gb Minor Chord

The Root

The root is the bottom note of the chord, the starting point to which the other notes relate. The root of a Gb Minor chord is Gb.

The Min 3rd

The minor third of a Gb Minor 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 5th

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

Finding Db from Gb step by step:

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

The Inversions of Gb Minor

Root Position

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

1st Inversion

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

2nd Inversion

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

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