Take some piano lessons from Scott Houston “The Piano Guy.” In this video, Scott shows you how to figure out the notes in any diminished chord on a piano, keyboard or organ.
Houston simply wants to help you teach yourself piano skills to get you having some fun at a piano as quickly as possible. He has had many folks ask him how to figure out what notes comprise a particular chord they come across while learning a particular tune. Today, he will share his easy method to figure out diminished chords with you.
A diminished chord can be written using the DIM symbol after a chord such as G DIM or with a little circle after the chord name.
In order to figure out the notes for any diminished chord you come across, Scott Houston first shares with you a formula and what a piano half step is. The formula for an augmented chord is R-3-3 .
He clearly demonstrates how to figure out, step by step, which notes comprise any minor chord. He walks through the process with 2 chords, both the C Diminished chord (C DIM) and the Ab Diminished chord (Ab DIM). By working through these two examples, you will learn the pattern to be able to figure out which notes comprise any diminished chord on your own.
The Piano Guy also includes a link to access a free chord chart that you can print out as a handy chord chart guide. Click below to download it:
Scott Houston is the host of The Piano Guy television series on Public Television and has taught hundreds of thousands of folks like yourself, how to have some fun on their piano or keyboard. He wants to help you get there too—as quickly as possible.
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Piano Chords – Diminished Chords – How to Figure Them out on a Piano