Piano Reference: B diminished chord (Bdim) & B diminished 7th Chord (Bdim7)

    Interactive piano reference to the B diminished chord, abbreviated as Bdim or . The B diminished chord consists of the notes B, D and F. The 2 inversions to the B diminished chord are D F B and F B D.

    The B diminished 7th chord, abbreviated as Bdim7 or B°7, has the notes B, D, F and A♭. The 3 inversions to the B diminished 7th chord are D F A♭ B, F A♭ B D and A♭ B D F.

    In the root position, the B diminished chord has the B as the root, the D as the minor third and the F as the diminished fifth. With the B diminished 7th chord there's the addition of A♭ as the diminished seventh.

    B diminished chord

    notes: B D F

    • B
    • D
    • F

    B diminished 1st inversion

    notes: D F B

    • D
    • F
    • B

    B diminished 2nd inversion

    notes: F B D

    • F
    • B
    • D

    B diminished 7th chord

    notes: B D F A♭

    • B
    • D
    • F
    • A

    B diminished 7th 1st inversion

    notes: D F A♭ B

    • D
    • F
    • A
    • B

    B diminished 7th 2nd inversion

    notes: F A♭ B D

    • F
    • A
    • B
    • D

    B diminished 7th 3rd inversion

    notes: A♭ B D F

    • A
    • B
    • D
    • F

    lookup a different chord:

    C majorD majorE majorF majorG majorA majorB majorC majorD majorF majorG majorA major

    C minorD minorE minorF minorG minorA minorB minor C minorD minorF minorG minorA minor

    C dimD dimE dimF dimG dimA dim C dimD dimF dimG dimA dim


    piano samples

    The piano samples used here are from “ Salamander Grand Piano V3 ” by Alexander Holm, licensed under CC BY 3.0.

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