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

E flat Dim Chord piano diagram

The Eb Diminished piano chord (En – Gb – Bbb) consists of the notes En – Gb and Bbb.

How to play the E flat Diminished Chord on the piano

E flat Diminished Chord in root position

To play the Eb 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 En the middle finger is positioned on the Gb while the little finger is used to press the Bbb note.

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

E flat Diminished Chord inversions

First Inversion

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

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

Second Inversion

The movement between the root position (En – Gb – Bbb) and the 2nd inversion (Bbb – En – Gb) of the Eb Diminished Chord follows the exact opposite logic. The highest note (Bbb) descends an octave.

Here for the right hand: move your thumb (1) to Bbb, switch your middle finger (3) to En and move your pinky (5) to Gb.

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