The B Diminished Chord On The Piano – Charts & Fingering

B Aug Chord piano diagram

The B Diminished piano chord (B – D – F) consists of the notes B – D and F.

How to play the B Diminished Chord on the piano

B Diminished Chord in root position

To play the B Diminished Chord on the piano, we need to determine the position of the right and left hands.

For the right hand, the thumb is placed on B the middle finger is positioned on the D while the little finger is used to press the F note.

For the left hand, it’s more or less the reverse. The thumb should be set on F the middle finger is placed on the D while the little finger is needed to press the B note.

B Diminished Chord inversions

First Inversion

To shift from the root position (B – D – F) to the first inversion (D – F – B) of the B Diminished Chord, follow these steps. For the right hand, move your thumb (1) to D, switch your index finger (2) to F and extend your pinky (5) to B.

For the left hand, the move between (B – D – F) and (D – F – B) is similar, except that we’ll continue to use the middle finger instead of the index finger: the thumb moves from F to B, the middle finger moves from D to F and the little finger goes on D.

Second Inversion

The movement between the root position (B – D – F) and the 2nd inversion (F – B – D) of the B Diminished Chord follows the exact opposite logic. The highest note (F) descends an octave.

Here for the right hand: move your thumb (1) to F, switch your middle finger (3) to B and move your pinky (5) to D.

Here for the left hand: put your left thumb (1) to D, reposition your index finger (2) on B and set your little finger (5) to F.