Wednesday, 24 March 2010

D minor7 b5

Today's guitar chord is D minor7b5. It is a moveable chord with it's root note on the A string. Dm7b5 is also known as D half diminished.
Dm7b5 Guitar Chord
Dm7b5 guitar chord

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m7b5 chords can also be considered as different inversions of other chords, Dm7b5 can also be considered as Bb9, F minor 6, E7#5b9. Here's why:

Dm7b5    = D F, Ab, C
Bb9         = Bb, D, F, Ab, C
F minor 6 = F, Ab, C, D
E7#5b9 = E, G# (Ab), B# (C), D, F

As you can see these chords contain the notes of the Dm7b5 chord, so you can also play this inversion in place of these chords too.

Minor7b5 chords use these scale degrees: 1, b3, b5, b7

Our inversion uses the notes in this order:     D, Ab, C, F

Tune in tomorrow for another Guitar Chord Of The Day.