The F Sharp Diminished Chord On The Piano – Charts & Fingering

F sharp Dim Chord piano diagram

The F# Diminished piano chord (F# – A – C) consists of the notes F# – A and C.

How to play the F sharp Diminished Chord on the piano

F sharp Diminished Chord in root position

To play the F# 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 F# the middle finger is positioned on the A while the little finger is used to press the C note.

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

F sharp Diminished Chord inversions

First Inversion

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

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

Second Inversion

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

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

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