How to construct a half-diminished chord?

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by PunkerTrav, Dec 15, 2002.

  1. PunkerTrav


    Jul 18, 2001
    Canada & USA
    How is a half-diminshed chord different from a diminished chord? I've never run into a half-diminished chord before. It has had me stumped for a while now.

  2. Phil Smith

    Phil Smith Mr Sumisu 2 U

    May 30, 2000
    Peoples Republic of Brooklyn
    Creator of: iGigBook for Android/iOS
    Half Diminished = Root, b3rd, b5th, b7th
    C Eb Gb Bb

    Diminished = Root, b3rd, b5th, bb7th
    C Eb Gb Bbb(A)
  3. moley


    Sep 5, 2002
    Hampshire, UK
    Half diminished is the same as m7b5. When I see for example D half-diminished I just read is D minor 7 flat 5.