How to construct and play the dim7 chord

Name

The dim7 is also named diminished seventh

Alternative name

Use °7 instead of dim7

Use o7 instead of dim7

Quality

A dim7 is a Diminished chord

Intervals

How to construct a dim7 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.

Diminished seventh

Has 9 semitones and spans 7 naturals.

Scales

Cheatsheet

Play the dim7 chord in any key

You can play a Cdiminished seventh with the following notes.

C   Eb   Gb   Bbb  

Sheet music of C diminished seventh in three octaves.

The notes of the Cdim7 chord written down in sheet music.
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Cdim7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Cdim7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Cdim7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Cdim7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Cdim7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for C diminished seventh.

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

C#   E   G   Bb  

Sheet music of C# diminished seventh in three octaves.

The notes of the C#dim7 chord written down in sheet music.
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C#dim7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
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C#dim7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
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Piano chord voicing for C# diminished seventh.

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You can play a Dbdiminished seventh with the following notes.

Db   Fb   Abb   Cbb  

Sheet music of Db diminished seventh in three octaves.

The notes of the Dbdim7 chord written down in sheet music.
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Dbdim7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
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Dbdim7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for Db diminished seventh.

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You can play a Ddiminished seventh with the following notes.

D   F   Ab   Cb  

Sheet music of D diminished seventh in three octaves.

The notes of the Ddim7 chord written down in sheet music.
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Ddim7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Ddim7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Ddim7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
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Ddim7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for D diminished seventh.

Ddim7 piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

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

D#   F#   A   C  

Sheet music of D# diminished seventh in three octaves.

The notes of the D#dim7 chord written down in sheet music.
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D#dim7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
D#dim7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
D#dim7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
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D#dim7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for D# diminished seventh.

D#dim7 piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a Ebdiminished seventh with the following notes.

Eb   Gb   Bbb   Dbb  

Sheet music of Eb diminished seventh in three octaves.

The notes of the Ebdim7 chord written down in sheet music.
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Ebdim7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Ebdim7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Ebdim7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Ebdim7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Ebdim7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for Eb diminished seventh.

Ebdim7 piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a Ediminished seventh with the following notes.

E   G   Bb   Db  

Sheet music of E diminished seventh in three octaves.

The notes of the Edim7 chord written down in sheet music.
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Edim7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Edim7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Edim7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
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Edim7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for E diminished seventh.

Edim7 piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a Fdiminished seventh with the following notes.

F   Ab   Cb   Ebb  

Sheet music of F diminished seventh in three octaves.

The notes of the Fdim7 chord written down in sheet music.
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Fdim7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Fdim7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Fdim7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Fdim7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Fdim7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for F diminished seventh.

Fdim7 piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

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

F#   A   C   Eb  

Sheet music of F# diminished seventh in three octaves.

The notes of the F#dim7 chord written down in sheet music.
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F#dim7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
F#dim7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
F#dim7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
F#dim7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
F#dim7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for F# diminished seventh.

F#dim7 piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a Gbdiminished seventh with the following notes.

Gb   Bbb   Dbb   Fbb  

Sheet music of Gb diminished seventh in three octaves.

The notes of the Gbdim7 chord written down in sheet music.
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Gbdim7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Gbdim7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Gbdim7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Gbdim7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Gbdim7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for Gb diminished seventh.

Gbdim7 piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a Gdiminished seventh with the following notes.

G   Bb   Db   Fb  

Sheet music of G diminished seventh in three octaves.

The notes of the Gdim7 chord written down in sheet music.
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Gdim7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Gdim7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Gdim7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Gdim7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Gdim7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for G diminished seventh.

Gdim7 piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

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

G#   B   D   F  

Sheet music of G# diminished seventh in three octaves.

The notes of the G#dim7 chord written down in sheet music.
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G#dim7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
G#dim7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
G#dim7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
G#dim7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
G#dim7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for G# diminished seventh.

G#dim7 piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a Abdiminished seventh with the following notes.

Ab   Cb   Ebb   Gbb  

Sheet music of Ab diminished seventh in three octaves.

The notes of the Abdim7 chord written down in sheet music.
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Abdim7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Abdim7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Abdim7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Abdim7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Abdim7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for Ab diminished seventh.

Abdim7 piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a Adiminished seventh with the following notes.

A   C   Eb   Gb  

Sheet music of A diminished seventh in three octaves.

The notes of the Adim7 chord written down in sheet music.
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Adim7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Adim7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Adim7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Adim7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Adim7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for A diminished seventh.

Adim7 piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

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

A#   C#   E   G  

Sheet music of A# diminished seventh in three octaves.

The notes of the A#dim7 chord written down in sheet music.
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A#dim7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
A#dim7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
A#dim7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
A#dim7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
A#dim7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for A# diminished seventh.

A#dim7 piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a Bbdiminished seventh with the following notes.

Bb   Db   Fb   Abb  

Sheet music of Bb diminished seventh in three octaves.

The notes of the Bbdim7 chord written down in sheet music.
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Bbdim7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
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Bbdim7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
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Bbdim7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for Bb diminished seventh.

Bbdim7 piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a Bdiminished seventh with the following notes.

B   D   F   Ab  

Sheet music of B diminished seventh in three octaves.

The notes of the Bdim7 chord written down in sheet music.
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Bdim7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Bdim7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Bdim7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Bdim7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Bdim7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for B diminished seventh.

Bdim7 piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app