This chord is composed of the Root, Minor Third, and diminished Fifth
This chord is also spelled in the following ways:
- A Diminished
- A Dim
- A Diminished Triad
- A Ø
The A Diminished chord is made up of the notes A, C, and Eb
This chord is the simplest kind of diminished chord, having only three tones.
Notes in the A dim chord:
Tones in the Diminished chord:
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Pick some of the tones from the fretboard map below and play this chord in new ways.
These maps show you the tones in a chord all along the fretboard. They are incredibly helpful because allow you to:
- Create new voicings on the fly, across all the neck
- Improvise targeting the right notes
- Unlock the fretboard and expand the CAGED system.
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