How to construct and play the dim chord

Name

The dim is also named diminished

Alternative name

Use ° instead of dim

Use o instead of dim

Quality

A dim is a Diminished chord

Intervals

How to construct a dim chord?

Use the following intervals in any order to construct this chord. Start on a specific note on which you want to construct this chord from (for instance the note "C") and calculate each interval on top of it. Afterwards, you will be able to play it on your instrument.

Perfect unison

Has 0 semitones and spans 1 naturals.

Minor third

Has 3 semitones and spans 3 naturals.

Diminished fifth

Has 6 semitones and spans 5 naturals.

Scales

Cheatsheet

Play the dim chord in any key

You can play a Cdiminished with the following notes.

C   Eb   Gb  

Sheet music of C diminished in three octaves.

The notes of the Cdim chord written down in sheet music.
Cdim guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Cdim guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Cdim guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Cdim guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Cdim guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Cdim guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for C diminished.

Cdim piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a C#diminished with the following notes.

C#   E   G  

Sheet music of C# diminished in three octaves.

The notes of the C#dim chord written down in sheet music.
C#dim guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
C#dim guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
C#dim guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
C#dim guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
C#dim guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
C#dim guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for C# diminished.

C#dim piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a Dbdiminished with the following notes.

Db   Fb   Abb  

Sheet music of Db diminished in three octaves.

The notes of the Dbdim chord written down in sheet music.
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Dbdim guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Dbdim guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Dbdim guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Dbdim guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Dbdim guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for Db diminished.

Dbdim piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a Ddiminished with the following notes.

D   F   Ab  

Sheet music of D diminished in three octaves.

The notes of the Ddim chord written down in sheet music.
Ddim guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Ddim guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Ddim guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Ddim guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Ddim guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Ddim guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for D diminished.

Ddim piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a D#diminished with the following notes.

D#   F#   A  

Sheet music of D# diminished in three octaves.

The notes of the D#dim chord written down in sheet music.
D#dim guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
D#dim guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
D#dim guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
D#dim guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
D#dim guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
D#dim guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for D# diminished.

D#dim piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a Ebdiminished with the following notes.

Eb   Gb   Bbb  

Sheet music of Eb diminished in three octaves.

The notes of the Ebdim chord written down in sheet music.
Ebdim guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Ebdim guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Ebdim guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Ebdim guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Ebdim guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Ebdim guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for Eb diminished.

Ebdim piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a Ediminished with the following notes.

E   G   Bb  

Sheet music of E diminished in three octaves.

The notes of the Edim chord written down in sheet music.
Edim guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Edim guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Edim guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Edim guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Edim guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Edim guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for E diminished.

Edim piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a Fdiminished with the following notes.

F   Ab   Cb  

Sheet music of F diminished in three octaves.

The notes of the Fdim chord written down in sheet music.
Fdim guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Fdim guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Fdim guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Fdim guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Fdim guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Fdim guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for F diminished.

Fdim piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a F#diminished with the following notes.

F#   A   C  

Sheet music of F# diminished in three octaves.

The notes of the F#dim chord written down in sheet music.
F#dim guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
F#dim guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
F#dim guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
F#dim guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
F#dim guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
F#dim guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for F# diminished.

F#dim piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a Gbdiminished with the following notes.

Gb   Bbb   Dbb  

Sheet music of Gb diminished in three octaves.

The notes of the Gbdim chord written down in sheet music.
Gbdim guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Gbdim guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Gbdim guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Gbdim guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Gbdim guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Gbdim guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for Gb diminished.

Gbdim piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a Gdiminished with the following notes.

G   Bb   Db  

Sheet music of G diminished in three octaves.

The notes of the Gdim chord written down in sheet music.
Gdim guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Gdim guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Gdim guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Gdim guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Gdim guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Gdim guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for G diminished.

Gdim piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a G#diminished with the following notes.

G#   B   D  

Sheet music of G# diminished in three octaves.

The notes of the G#dim chord written down in sheet music.
G#dim guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
G#dim guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
G#dim guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
G#dim guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
G#dim guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
G#dim guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for G# diminished.

G#dim piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a Abdiminished with the following notes.

Ab   Cb   Ebb  

Sheet music of Ab diminished in three octaves.

The notes of the Abdim chord written down in sheet music.
Abdim guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Abdim guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Abdim guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Abdim guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Abdim guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Abdim guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for Ab diminished.

Abdim piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a Adiminished with the following notes.

A   C   Eb  

Sheet music of A diminished in three octaves.

The notes of the Adim chord written down in sheet music.
Adim guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Adim guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Adim guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Adim guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Adim guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Adim guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for A diminished.

Adim piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a A#diminished with the following notes.

A#   C#   E  

Sheet music of A# diminished in three octaves.

The notes of the A#dim chord written down in sheet music.
A#dim guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
A#dim guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
A#dim guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
A#dim guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
A#dim guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
A#dim guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for A# diminished.

A#dim piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a Bbdiminished with the following notes.

Bb   Db   Fb  

Sheet music of Bb diminished in three octaves.

The notes of the Bbdim chord written down in sheet music.
Bbdim guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Bbdim guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Bbdim guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Bbdim guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Bbdim guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Bbdim guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for Bb diminished.

Bbdim piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a Bdiminished with the following notes.

B   D   F  

Sheet music of B diminished in three octaves.

The notes of the Bdim chord written down in sheet music.
Bdim guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Bdim guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Bdim guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Bdim guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Bdim guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Bdim guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for B diminished.

Bdim piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app