The B Flat Diminished Chord On The Piano – Charts & Fingering

B flat Dim Chord piano diagram

The Bb Diminished piano chord (Bb – Db – Fb) consists of the notes Bb – Db and Fb.

How to play the B flat Diminished Chord on the piano

B flat Diminished Chord in root position

To play the Bb 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 Bb the middle finger is positioned on the Db while the little finger is used to press the Fb note.

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

B flat Diminished Chord inversions

First Inversion

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

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

Second Inversion

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

Here for the right hand: move your thumb (1) to Fb, switch your middle finger (3) to Bb and move your pinky (5) to Db.

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