Block: Diminished Chord Patterns

Diminished Chord Patterns

Bass Lesson Block

Diminished-type chords don't occur very often, but when they do, you need to really know what you're doing. Its easy to upset the sound of these chords in the music if not addressed properly. Some of the theory behind these chords can seem complex. Take your time with them.

One-Octave Diminished Triad

One of music's four basic triads common in all styles of music.

One-Octave Minor 7th Flat 5

Also known as a half-diminished chord, this chord is less common, but important to know.

One-Octave Diminished 7th

A third type of diminished chord you will encounter.

Block: Diminished Chord Patterns