Diminished Chord Groups (April 2015)

There are only 3 groups of diminished chords.

Each individual group of diminished chords has 1 set of notes.
Therefore, chords within each group may be substituted for each other.

Group 1
C, F#, A, D#...Notes
Cdim, D#dim, F#dim, Adim...Chords

Group 2
C#, G, Bb, E...Notes
C#dim, Edim, Gdim, Bbdim...Chords

Group 3
D, F, G#, B...Notes
Ddim, Fdim, G#dim, Bdim...Chords.

C group, C# group and D group.
or
Tonic, flat 2 and 2.

There are 12 diminished chords.

Each diminished chord group uses the same fingering pattern.

All diminished chord notes within each group may be inverted.

Any one of four notes in the diminished chord may be chosen as the root note for the chord.(Usually the lowest note).

The diminished scale is derived from the Harmonic Minor scale.

29 Apr 2015