Minor seventh flat five chord

The minor seventh flat five chord (m7b5) – construction, intervals, symbols and examples.

The minor seventh flat five chord is a diminished triad with a major third interval added on top of the diminished fifth.

Minor seventh flat five chord chart

Examples of minor seventh flat five chords.

Chord chart with some examples of minor seventh flat five chords for the guitar. Minor 7th flat five chord diagrams.

Minor seventh flat five chord intervals

The intervals a minor seventh flat five chord are built of.

Intervals of the minor seventh flat five chord: perfect unison, minor third, diminished fifth, minor seventh.

Chord formula: 1, b3, b5, b7.

Minor seventh flat five chord symbols

The chord symbols of the minor seventh flat five chord.

Symbols: ø, m7-5, m7b5.

Examples: Aø, Cm7b5, Em7-5.

Minor seventh flat five chord construction

Construction of the minor seventh flat five chord.

A minor seventh flat five chord is constructed by adding a major third on top of the diminished fifth of the diminished triad.

The new interval – diminished fifth (5) + major third (3) – is equal to the interval minor seventh (b7).

The minor seventh flat five chord built by thirds: minor third (b3) + minor third (b3) + major third (3).

Cdim -> Cm7b5
Add the dominant seventh interval (b7) to the C diminished triad and Cdim becomes Cm7b5.