Diminished and Half-Diminished 7th Chords on Piano

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B Diminished 7th Piano Chords

Bdim7 notes: B D F Ab
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Ab A A# ▪ Bb B B# ▪ Cb C C# ▪ Db D D# ▪ Eb E E# ▪ Fb F F# ▪ Gb G G#

B°7 Treble Chords

A diminished seventh chord is a diminished triad (which has a root, a minor third, and a diminished fifth) with a diminished seventh interval added above the root. The fully diminished seventh can be indicated as dim7 or with the ° symbol. A half-diminished seventh chord is a diminished triad with a minor seventh added to the chord and can be indicated with the ø symbol. A diminished major seventh chord is a diminished triad with a major seventh, often indicated with °M.

Diminished 7th
   A Bdim7 has an added diminished seventh:  B – D – F – A♭ 

  • The root is B
  • The minor third above the root is D
  • The diminished fifth above the root is F
  • The diminished seventh above the root is A♭ 


   A Bø7 has an added minor seventh:   B – D – F – A

  • The root is B
  • The minor third above the root is D 
  • The diminished fifth above the root is F
  • The minor seventh above the root is A

Diminished Major 7th
   A B°M7 has a major seventh:   B – D – F – A♯

  • The root is B
  • The minor third above the root is D 
  • The diminished fifth above the root is F
  • The major seventh above the root is A

Switch Chord Type:

     ▪ B major | Bmajor6 | Bmajor7 | Bmajor9
     ▪ B minor | Bminor6 | Bminor7 | Bminor9


     ▪ B diminished | B diminished 7th
     ▪ B augmented | B augmented 7th

     ▪ B sus 2nd
     ▪ B sus 4th


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C Diminished 7th Piano Chords

Cdim7 notes: C Eb Gb Bbb
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Ab A A# ▪ Bb B B# ▪ Cb C C# ▪ Db D D# ▪ Eb E E# ▪ Fb F F# ▪ Gb G G#

C°7 Treble Chords 

A diminished seventh chord is a diminished triad (which has a root, a minor third, and a diminished fifth) with a diminished seventh interval added above the root. The fully diminished seventh can be indicated as dim7 or with the ° symbol. A half-diminished seventh chord is a diminished triad with a minor seventh added to the chord and can be indicated with the ø symbol. A diminished major seventh chord is a diminished triad with a major seventh, often indicated with °M.

Diminished 7th
   A Cdim7 has an added diminished seventh:   C – E♭ – G♭ – B♭♭

  • The root is C
  • The minor third above the root is E♭ 
  • The diminished fifth above the root is G♭ 
  • The diminished seventh above the root is B♭♭ 



   A Cø7 has an added minor seventh:   C – E♭ – G♭ – B

  • The root is C
  • The minor third above the root is E♭ 
  • The diminished fifth above the root is G♭ 
  • The minor seventh above the root is B


Diminished Major 7th
   A C°M7 has a major seventh:   C – E♭ – G♭ – B

  • The root is C
  • The minor third above the root is E♭ 
  • The diminished fifth above the root is G♭ 
  • The major seventh above the root is B

Switch Chord Type:

     ▪ Cmajor | Cmajor6 | Cmajor7 | Cmajor9
     ▪ Cminor | Cminor6 | Cminor7 | Cminor9


     ▪ C diminished | C diminished 7th
     ▪ C augmented | C augmented 7th

     ▪ C sus 2nd
     ▪ C sus 4th


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D Diminished 7th Piano Chords

Ddim7 notes: D F Ab Cb
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Ab A A# ▪ Bb B B# ▪ Cb C C# ▪ Db D D# ▪ Eb E E# ▪ Fb F F# ▪ Gb G G#

D°7 Treble Chords

A diminished seventh chord is a diminished triad (which has a root, a minor third, and a diminished fifth) with a diminished seventh interval added above the root. The fully diminished seventh can be indicated as dim7 or with the ° symbol. A half-diminished seventh chord is a diminished triad with a minor seventh added to the chord and can be indicated with the ø symbol. A diminished major seventh chord is a diminished triad with a major seventh, often indicated with °M.

Diminished 7th
   A Ddim7 has an added diminished seventh:   D – F – A♭ – C♭ 

  • The root is D
  • The minor third above the root is F 
  • The diminished fifth above the root is A♭ 
  • The diminished seventh above the root is C♭ 



   A Dø7 has an added minor seventh:   D – F – A♭ – C

  • The root is D
  • The minor third above the root is F 
  • The diminished fifth above the root is A♭ 
  • The minor seventh above the root is C 


Diminished Major 7th
   A D°M7 has a major seventh:   D – F – A♭ – C♯

  • The root is D
  • The minor third above the root is F 
  • The diminished fifth above the root is A♭ 
  • The major seventh above the root is C♯  

Switch Chord Type:

     ▪ Dmajor | Dmajor6 | Dmajor7 | Dmajor9
     ▪ Dminor | Dminor6 | Dminor7 | Dminor9


     ▪ D diminished | D diminished 7th
     ▪ D augmented | D augmented 7th

     ▪ D sus 2nd
     ▪ D sus 4th


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E Diminished 7th Piano Chords

Edim7 notes: E G Bb Db
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E°7 Treble Chords

A diminished seventh chord is a diminished triad (which has a root, a minor third, and a diminished fifth) with a diminished seventh interval added above the root. The fully diminished seventh can be indicated as dim7 or with the ° symbol. A half-diminished seventh chord is a diminished triad with a minor seventh added to the chord and can be indicated with the ø symbol. A diminished major seventh chord is a diminished triad with a major seventh, often indicated with °M.

Diminished 7th
   An Edim7 has an added diminished seventh:   E – G – B♭ – D♭

  • The root is E
  • The minor third above the root is
  • The diminished fifth above the root is ​B♭ 
  • The diminished seventh above the root is D♭ ​

 


   An Eø7 has an added minor seventh:   E – G – B♭ – D

  • The root is E
  • The minor third above the root is 
  • The diminished fifth above the root is ​B♭ 
  • The minor seventh above the root is D ​

​​

Diminished Major 7th
   An E°M7 has a major seventh:   E – G – B♭ – D♯

  • The root is E
  • The minor third above the root is 
  • The diminished fifth above the root is ​B♭ 
  • The major seventh above the root is D

Switch Chord Type:

     ▪ Emajor | Emajor6 | Emajor7 | Emajor9
     ▪ Eminor | Eminor6 | Eminor7 | Eminor9


     ▪ E diminished | E diminished 7th
     ▪ E augmented | E augmented 7th

     ▪ E sus 2nd
     ▪ E sus 4th


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F Diminished 7th Piano Chords

Fdim7 notes: F Ab Cb Ebb
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Ab A A# ▪ Bb B B# ▪ Cb C C# ▪ Db D D# ▪ Eb E E# ▪ Fb F F# ▪ Gb G G#

F°7 Treble Chords

A diminished seventh chord is a diminished triad (which has a root, a minor third, and a diminished fifth) with a diminished seventh interval added above the root. The fully diminished seventh can be indicated as dim7 or with the ° symbol. A half-diminished seventh chord is a diminished triad with a minor seventh added to the chord and can be indicated with the ø symbol. A diminished major seventh chord is a diminished triad with a major seventh, often indicated with °M.

Diminished 7th
   A Fdim7 has an added diminished seventh:   F – A♭ – C♭ – E♭♭ 

  • The root is F
  • The minor third above the root is A♭ 
  • The diminished fifth above the root is C♭
  • The diminished seventh above the root is E♭♭  



   A Fø7 has an added minor seventh:   F – A♭ – C♭ – E♭

  • The root is F
  • The minor third above the root is A♭ 
  • The diminished fifth above the root is C♭
  • The minor seventh above the root is E♭


Diminished Major 7th
   An F°M7 has a major seventh:   F – A♭ – C♭ – E

  • The root is F
  • The minor third above the root is A♭ 
  • The diminished fifth above the root is C♭
  • The minor seventh above the root is E

Switch Chord Type:

     ▪ Fmajor | Fmajor6 | Fmajor7 | Fmajor9
     ▪ Fminor | Fminor6 | Fminor7 | Fminor9


     ▪ F diminished | F diminished 7th
     ▪ F augmented | F augmented 7th

     ▪ F sus 2nd
     ▪ F sus 4th


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G Diminished 7th Piano Chords

Gdim7 notes: G Bb Db Fb
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Ab A A# ▪ Bb B B# ▪ Cb C C# ▪ Db D D# ▪ Eb E E# ▪ Fb F F# ▪ Gb G G#

G°7 Treble Chords

A diminished seventh chord is a diminished triad (which has a root, a minor third, and a diminished fifth) with a diminished seventh interval added above the root. The fully diminished seventh can be indicated as dim7 or with the ° symbol. A half-diminished seventh chord is a diminished triad with a minor seventh added to the chord and can be indicated with the ø symbol. A diminished major seventh chord is a diminished triad with a major seventh, often indicated with °M.

Diminished 7th
   A Gdim7 has an added diminished seventh:   G – B♭ – D♭ – F♭

  • The root is G
  • The minor third above the root is B♭ 
  • The diminished fifth above the root is D
  • The diminished seventh above the root is F 


   A Gø7 has an added minor seventh:   G – B♭ – D♭ – F

  • The root is G
  • The minor third above the root is B♭ 
  • The diminished fifth above the root is D
  • The minor seventh above the root is F


Diminished Major 7th
   A G°M7 has a major seventh:   G – B♭ – D♭ – F♯

  • The root is G
  • The minor third above the root is B♭ 
  • The diminished fifth above the root is D
  • The major seventh above the root is F

Switch Chord Type:

     ▪ Gmajor | Gmajor6 | Gmajor7 | Gmajor9
     ▪ G minor | Gminor6 | Gminor7 | Gminor9


     ▪ G diminished | G diminished 7th
     ▪ G augmented | G augmented 7th

     ▪ G sus 2nd
     ▪ G sus 4th


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A Diminished 7th Piano Chords

Adim7 chord: A C Eb Gb
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Ab A A# ▪ Bb B B# ▪ Cb C C# ▪ Db D D# ▪ Eb E E# ▪ Fb F F# ▪ Gb G G#

A°7 Treble Chords 

A diminished seventh chord is a diminished triad (which has a root, a minor third, and a diminished fifth) with a diminished seventh interval added above the root. The fully diminished seventh can be indicated as dim7 or with the ° symbol. A half-diminished seventh chord is a diminished triad with a minor seventh added to the chord and can be indicated with the ø symbol. A diminished major seventh chord is a diminished triad with a major seventh, often indicated with °M.

Diminished 7th
   An Adim7 has an added diminished seventh:   A – C – E♭ – G♭

  • The root is A
  • The minor third above the root is C 
  • The diminished fifth above the root is E
  • The diminished seventh above the root is  G 



   An Aø7 has an added minor seventh:   A – C – E♭ – G

  • The root is A
  • The minor third above the root is C 
  • The diminished fifth above the root is E
  • The minor seventh above the root is  G


Diminished Major 7th
   An A°M7 has a major seventh:   A – C – E♭ – G♯

  • The root is A
  • The minor third above the root is C 
  • The diminished fifth above the root is E
  • The diminished seventh above the root is  G

Switch Chord Type:

     ▪ A major | Amajor6 | Amajor7 | Amajor9
     ▪ A minor | Aminor6 | Aminor7 | Aminor9


     ▪ A diminished | A diminished 7th
     ▪ An augmented | An augmented 7th

     ▪ A sus 2nd
     ▪ A sus 4th


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