# What is the formula for a diminished chord?

## What is the formula for a diminished chord?

Its formula is 1 b3 b5 b7, and C half diminished 7th consists of the notes: C Eb Gb & Bb. This chord is also called minor 7thb5 because, as you can see, it’s similar to a minor 7th chord but with a b5 instead of 5. Diminished chords have the symbol ° e.g., C°7 means C diminished 7th.

## What can replace a diminished chord?

The main thing you need to remember when substituting diminished 7th chords for dominant 7ths is this: The root of the diminished chord is the 3rd of the dominant 7th chord. Here are a few examples: The 3rd of A7 is Cs, so you can substitute Csdim7 for A7. The 3rd of G7 is B, so you can use Bdim7 in place of G7.

What does a diminished chord resolve to?

If we build a diminished seventh chord on the seventh scale degree of any key, it functions much the same as a dominant chord in that it will normally resolve to the tonic.

What is A diminished chord ukulele?

A diminished ukulele chord is also written as Adim or Ao or Am♭5. Ukulele chord chart for A diminished chord with suggested finger positions on the ukulele fretboard is shown below.

### What is the symbol for diminished chord?

Seventh chords

Name semi tone Symbol(s) (on C)
Short
Half-diminished seventh (minor seventh flat five) 036X Cø Cø7
Diminished seventh 0369 Co7
Seventh flat five (seventh flat five) 046X C7♭5

### Can a diminished 7th chord be used on a ukulele?

Diminished 7th and augmented chords on the ‘ukulele can be hard to remember because: They don’t get used much. They repeat themselves (the same shape works for more than one chord).

Which is an application of the diminished chord?

Here is an exercise for you: check the G#° notes and compare them with the G7 notes. You will see that the G7 tritone is present in the G#° chord, which makes this substitution possible. This is one of the applications of the diminished chord, to serve as a dominant chord option.

How are diminished 7th chords played on the fretboard?

This works anywhere on the fretboard. Since the dim shape repeats, you can slide it up 3 frets at a time and get the next voicing for that same chord. And again and again, until you run out of frets. You can play one strum on each voicing as you slide up and sound really slick. People often get confused between diminished and diminished 7th chords.

#### Why are diminished 7th and augmented chords hard to remember?

Diminished 7th and augmented chords on the ‘ukulele can be hard to remember because: They don’t get used much. They repeat themselves (the same shape works for more than one chord). By the time you realize you are supposed to be playing one of these chords in a song, odds are it’s gone already.