The Edim chord is made up of the Root, Minor Third, and diminished Fifth
The Edim chord is known as:
- E Diminished
- E Dim
- E Diminished Triad
- E Ø
The E Diminished chord is made up of the notes E, G, and Bb
There are three types of Diminished chords: diminished triads, half-diminished and diminished 7th chords.
Notes in the E dim chord:
How the Diminished chord is built:
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You can create any fingering you like on any part of the fretboard, just play some of the chord tones shown in the map below. Some shapes will sound good, some less, let your ears decide!
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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