can you Name the notes in the diminished 7th chord in its 2nd inversion in the k

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Kaneinposted 8 years ago

can you Name the notes in the diminished 7th chord in its 2nd inversion in the key of Gb Major....

Name the notes and its accidentals only

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BennyTheWriterposted 8 years ago

Are you talking about a G Flat diminished-seventh chord?

If so, the first inversion notes are G flat, A natural, C natural, E flat.   The second inversion would therefore be: A natural, C natural, E flat, G flat.   I might be wrong, but I think I'm correct.  : )

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lt86posted 8 years ago

I agree with the previous answer in terms of the actual notes of the chord.

However I think if the key is Gb major then the names of the notes much change to be Bbb(=A), Dbb(=C), Fb(=E), Gb

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Jon Greenposted 8 years ago

Why would you want to? All you need is four notes, each three semitones apart, to make a dim chord.

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Kaneinposted 8 years ago

to Jon Green I need the answer because i do Not know what it is and it is important for the project i am working on

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Doc Snowposted 7 years ago

I imagine it's too late for the original purpose now, but the correct answer is this.

1)  Technically, it's a trick question, as there isn't a diatonic diminished seventh chord in any major key; the dim7 chord's natural habitat is the minor mode.

2)  However, it's long been common to use dim7s in major, so we'll presume that the most common case--where the chord is built on scale degree 7--is what's intended here.

3)  Scale degree 7 in Gb would be F.  So, building a 7th chord on F gives us F-Ab-Cb-Eb.  However, that isn't a dim7; it's a half-diminished 7th instead.  (Sometimes this is referred to as a "minor-7-flat-5.")  So you have to lower the Eb to Ebb ("E double flat.")  The chord spelled out:  F-Ab-Cb-Ebb.

4)  Second inversion means that the fifth of the chord (Cb) is in the bass.  The order of the chord tones above that doesn't affect inversion.

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