G♭ minor

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The G♭ minor chord is a triad formed from a root (G♭), a minor third (B♭♭) and a perfect fifth (D♭).

How to play G♭ minor on the piano

If you look at the keyboard of the piano, you'll notice black keys in groups of two and three. In the groups of three, the black key furthest left is G♭, the root of the chord G♭ minor.

The G♭ minor chord consists of the following notes: G♭, B♭♭, and D♭. You might more easily recognize B♭♭ as A on the piano. To play the chord with your right hand, use the following fingers:

D♭ - Fifth finger (5)
B♭♭ - Third finger (3)
G♭ - First finger (1)

With your left hand, you would play the chord in its root position using the following:

D♭ - First finger (1)
B♭♭ - Third finger (3)
G♭ - Fifth finger (5)

Sometimes, playing the chord with other fingers may be easier. To get a feel for how the G♭ minor chord is built, watch our video above.

What are the inversions of G♭ minor?

To play the 1st and 2nd inversions of G♭ minor, simply rearrange the order of the notes in the chord. Learn how to play the inversions by following the steps below.

How to play the 1st inversion of G♭ minor

The 1st inversion of G♭ minor places B♭♭ as the lowest note in the chord. With your right hand, use the following fingers to play the inversion:

G♭ - Fifth finger (5)
D♭ - Second finger (2)
B♭♭ - First finger (1)

How to play the 2nd inversion of G♭ minor

To play the 2nd inversion of G♭ minor, place the D♭ as the lowest note. Play the chord using the following fingers:

B♭♭ - Fifth finger (5)
G♭ - Third finger (3)
D♭ - First finger (1)

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