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

G sharp Dim Chord piano diagram

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

How to play the G sharp Diminished Chord on the piano

G sharp Diminished Chord in root position

To play the G# 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 G# the middle finger is positioned on the B while the little finger is used to press the D note.

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

G sharp Diminished Chord inversions

First Inversion

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

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

Second Inversion

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

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

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