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Gb Minor

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From your perspective:

STEP BY STEP

How to play a Gb Minor chord on the guitar

  1. Make a barre with your first finger on the second fret.
  2. Put your second finger on the fourth fret of the fifth string.
  3. Put your third finger on the fourth fret of the fourth string.
  4. Play all six strings.

THEORY

Gb Minor is a minor triad, three notes stacked on top of one another. The root, a minor third, and a perfect fifth:

In addition to being the root of Gb Minor, it is also the vi chord of Bbb Major.

Here are those notes on a piano keyboard:

Here is how those notes are actually distributed across your fretboard in this version of Gb Minor:

GbDbGbBbbDbG

HOW IT’S USED

You’ll frequently encounter Gbm as the vi chord of Bbb Major. Here is that classic I-V-vi-IV:

Fb
Gbm

In the key of Gb Minor itself, with a little respelling, those chords become the III, VII, i, and VI. You might see them arranged like so:

Gbm
Fb

Let’s get rid of those major chords, though. Moving from the diminished ii°, to the v, and back to the i:

Abdim7
Dbm
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Gbm

You can also play the dimished chord as ‘half-diminished’ seventh—a little gentler:

Abm7b5
Dbm
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Gbm

You might also see a i-iv-VII:

Gbm
Cbm
Fb

SEE ALSO

Chords that frequently accompany Gbm in the key of Bbb Major:

More important chords in the key of Gb Minor:

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Db Minor
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Ab Minor