Sunday, 28 March 2010

G minor7 b5

Today's Guitar Chord of the Day is Gm7b5. We played an alternative inversion of a m7b5 chord a few days ago.
This inversion has it's root note on the guitar's B string (root notes are shown as black boxes rather than circles in the chord diagrams. Have a look at the introductory post for more info on how to read chord diagrams).
Gm7b5 Guitar Chord
gm7b5 guitar chord
Minor7b5 chords use these scale degrees: 1, b3, b5, b7
Gm7b5 uses these notes: G, Bb, Db, F
Our inversion uses the notes in this order:     F, Bb, Db, G

As mentioned in the previous m7b5 post, m7b5 chords are four chords for the price of one:

Gm7b5 can also be considered as Eb9, Bb minor 6, A7#5b9. Here's why:

Gm7b5    = G, Bb, Db, F
Eb9         = Eb, G, Bb, Db, F
Bb minor 6 = Bb, Db, F, G
A7#5b9 = A, C# (Db), E# (F), G, Bb

Tomorrow starts the first of a series of themed weeks for Guitar Chord Of The Day.  
We'll be looking at guitar chords and inversions made popular by specific artists, used in different genres or based on another common theme. Starting tomorrow we've a week of Jimi Hendrix. Hendrix was famous for his soloing, use of effects and feedback but often his rhythm work is overlooked.

Tune in tomorrow for the start of a mini-series on the chords of Jimi Hendrix at Guitar Chord Of The Day.