C7b5 (Seventh Diminished 5th)

Animated C7b5 (Seventh Diminished 5th) tab by ActionTab on guitar. So easy you'll be playing in minutes.

This example is from the Theory Section on Types of Seventh Chords.

The Seventh Diminished Fifth Chord

This is where a minor 7th (Bb) is added to a major triad - except the 5th note is diminished. It is just like a dominant seventh chord, except the 5th is diminished (flattened by 1 semitone).

For C this would give us the notes: C E Gb Bb

Intervals: 1st - 3rd - b5th - b7th (relative to major scale degrees)

This chord would be written as C7b5. Sometimes people call these chords 'seven flat fives'.

From the lowest to highest string we are playing the following combination of notes:

C Gb Bb E

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