In diminished chords, the major sixth is also known as the diminished seventh. The D diminished 7th 3rd inversion contains 4 notes: Cb, D, F, Ab. The D diminished 7th chord contains 4 notes: D, F, Ab, Cb. The links above explain in detail the meaning of these qualities, the short abbrevations in brackets, and how to calculate the interval note names based on the scale note names from the previous step. On the bass clef, Middle C is shown with an orange ledger line above the main 5 staff lines. For example, the 6 represents note Ab, from the Cb-6th interval, since the lowest (bass) note of the chord - now inverted, is Cb. ie. Each chord quality name is the name of the entire chord as a whole, not its individual notes (which will be covered later). The white keys are named using the alphabetic letters A, B, C, D, E, F, and G, which is a pattern that repeats up the piano keyboard. The Lesson steps then explain how to construct this 7th chord using the 3rd, 5th and 7th note intervals, then finally how to construct the inverted chord variations.. For a quick summary of this topic, have a look at Seventh chord. D-5th: The 5th note quality of the major scale is perfect, and the note interval quality needed is diminished, so the 5th note scale note name - A, is adjusted 1 half-note / semitone down to Ab. D# Diminished Seventh . the 3rd is a major, minor etc. In diminished chords, the major sixth is also known as the diminished seventh. The staff diagrams and audio files contain each note individually, ascending from the root, followed by the chord containing all 3 notes. The major sixth is down three half-steps from the Root (a minor third down). For example, the 6 represents note D, from the F-6th interval, since the lowest (bass) note of the chord - now inverted, is F. In the same way, the figured bass 5 symbol represents note Cb, from the F-5th interval, and the 3 symbol represents note Ab, from the F-3rd interval. D#dim7 Chord Full name: D sharp diminished seventh AKA: D#º D#dim D#dim7 D#dim/6 D#dim(add6) Guitar sound: On this page: The D diminished 7th 2nd inversion contains 4 notes: Ab, Cb, D, F. The figured bass symbols for this chord in root position are 6/4/3, so the chord is said to be in six-four-three position. So for a 1st inversion, take the root of the 7th chord in root position from the step above - note D, and move it up one octave (12 notes) so it is the last (highest) note in the chord. In 1st inversion, often the 3 symbol is not shown at all, as it is assumed. All of these 7th chord qualities are based on the 1st, 3rd, 5th and 7th notes of the major scale piano diagram above. Then there is one note interval to describe the 2nd note, and another to describe the 3rd note of the chord, and finally another interval for the 4th chord note. The chord spelling / formula relative to the D major scale is:  1 b3 b5 bb7. This step identifies the note interval numbers of each scale note, which are used to calculate the chord note names in a later step. A suspended chord is known in music theory as an altered chord because it takes one of the above chord qualities and modifies it in some way. The Db diminished 7 chord (D flat dim 7) contains the notes Db, Fb, Abb and Cbb. The diminished chord is a triad with two minor thirds, or a minor third and a diminished fifth, which gives us an unstable chord, which needs to be resolved to another chord. chord and name variations: Note about fret numbers: The notes in diminished 7th chords are evenly spaced. a possible increase or decrease in the note pitch from the major scale notes in step 4. The root note is always the 1st note (note interval 1 in the above diagram) of the major scale diagram above. So another name for this inversion would be D diminished 7th triad in seven-five-three position. The figured bass symbols for this chord in root position are 6/4/2, so the chord is said to be in six-four-two position. The chord note spelling reflects this note is flattened twice: bb7. For a 2nd inversion, take the first note of the 1st inversion above - F, and move it to the end of the chord. D#dim7 Guitar Chord and alternate tunings. But crucially, for all interval qualities, the starting point from which accidentals need to be added or removed are the major scale note names in step 4. This step defines a seventh chord, names the 7th chord qualities and identifies the notes that vary between them. Here's how to play the Db diminished 7 chord. Interval positions with respect to the D major scale, notes in the It is produced by taking the 1 (root), b3, b5 and bb7 of the Db Major scale. This step shows the white and black note names on a piano keyboard so that the note names are familiar for later steps, and to show that the note names start repeating themselves after 12 notes.