How to Build Diminished Chords in Any Key on the Piano

Here’s how you can build diminished chords on the piano in any key. 

Let’s take a look at a C diminished chord. If we look at how it’s built, we can build other diminished chords in any key. The distance between the first and second notes is 3 half steps, and the distance between the second and third notes is 3 diminished half steps as well. This is what we call a symmetrical chord, because there are 3 half steps between both the first and second notes, and the second and third notes. 

In the following TikTok, Michael teaches you how to build several diminished chords. As practice, try building diminished chords in different keys. 

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