Invite to the most recent installment of Chord by Chord, a series created to build your understanding of harmony and the fretboard. In previous lessons, I have actually taught you A and E reduced chords. This time, we’ll concentrate on F# lessened.

Keep in mind that a minor triad is made from 3 notes: the root, the small 3rd, and the fifth. In an F# m chord, those notes are F#, A, and C#, as displayed in Example 1. In a decreased chord, the very first 2 notes are the exact same, but the 5th is flatted, in this case C natural (Example 2). Again, that a person note makes a huge difference in sound.

Example 3 shows how to turn F# m into F# dim on strings 2– 4, and Example 4 relocations those chords to the first three strings. In Example 5 you’ll find some voicings greater up the neck, but on that very same string set. For some four-note voicings in ninth position on strings 2– 5, attempt Example 6. Then, return to the top 3 strings for instance 7.

You should now know how to make F# dim from different F# m shapes. Diminished chords are often utilized in passing, and one tune that consists of F# dim in this way is “The Logical Song” by Supertramp. In the next lesson, you’ll check out another diminished triad, C# dim.