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Diminished Chords

  • A diminished chord is made of two minor thirds stacked on top of one another.
  • The sound of a diminished chord is smaller than that of a minor chord.

Diminished Chords

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  • Intro 0:00
  • Lesson Objectives 0:07
  • C Diminished Chord 0:28
    • Diminished Chords are Made Up of Two Minor Thirds
    • Counting Half Steps to Find the C Diminished Chord
    • Listening to the C Diminished Chord
    • Reviewing the C Augmented Chord
  • D Diminished Chord 2:34
    • Counting Half Steps to Find the D Diminished Chord
    • Listening to the D Diminished Chord
  • E Diminished Chord 4:11
    • Counting Half Steps to Find the E Diminished Chord
    • Writing the E Diminished Chord on the Staff
  • F Diminished Chord 5:24
    • Counting Half Steps to Find the F Diminished Chord
    • Listening to the F Diminished Chord
  • G Diminished Chord 6:42
    • Counting Half Steps to Find the G Diminished Chord
    • Listening to the G Diminished Chord
  • A Diminished Chord 8:29
    • Counting Half Steps to Find the A Diminished Chord
    • Listening to the A Diminished Chord
    • Listening to the A Minor Chord
    • Listening to the A Major Chord
    • Listening to the A Augmented Chord
  • B Diminished Chord 10:00
    • Counting Half Steps to Find the B Diminished Chord
    • Listening to the B Diminished Chord
    • Listening to the B Augmented Chord
    • Listening to the B Major Chord
    • Listening to the B Minor Chord
  • Example 1: Playing D Flat Diminished, Writing D Flat Diminished 11:42
  • Example 2: Playing E Flat Diminished, Writing E Flat Diminished 13:05
  • Example 3: Playing F# Diminished, Writing F# Diminished 14:01
  • Example 4: Playing A Flat Diminished, Writing A Flat Diminished 14:51
  • Example 5: Playing B Flat Diminished, Writing B Flat Diminished 16:36