Diminished triad inversions

The inversions of the diminished triad chord.

In the tables below the different inversions of a diminished triad are positioned on the guitar fretboard.

  • First inversion – interval: 1, b3, b5
  • Second inversion – interval: b3, b5, 1
  • Third inversion – interval: b5, 1, b3


It’s the root note that determines what the chord is. The inversions below can be moved along the guitar fretboard and it is the root note (that is all the [1]:s) that determines what the chord is.

See also intervals on the fretboard.

Inversions on the guitar fretboard

The inversions of the diminished triad chord type positioned on the guitar fretboard.

Diminished triad inversions string 1-3

Diminished triad inversions on the guitar fretboard strings 1 to 3.

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S1[b5][1][b3]
S2[b3][b5][1]
S3[1][b3][b5]
S4
S5
S6

Diminished triad inversions string 2-4

Diminished triad inversions on the guitar fretboard strings 2 to 4.

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S1
S2[b3][b5][1]
S3[1][b3][b5]
S4[b5][1][b3]
S5
S6

Diminished triad inversions string 3-5

Diminished triad inversions on the guitar fretboard strings 3 to 5.

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S1
S2
S3[1][b3][b5]
S4[b5][1][b3]
S5[b3][b5][1]
S6

Diminished triad inversions string 4-6

Diminished triad inversions on the guitar fretboard strings 4 to 6.

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S1
S2
S3
S4[b5][1][b3]
S5[b3][b5][1]
S6[1][b3][b5]

Diminished triad inversions – all strings

Diminished triad inversions on the guitar fretboard for all strings.

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S1[b5][1][b3]
S2[b3][b5][1]
S3[1][b3][b5]
S4[b5][1][b3]
S5[1][b3][b5]
S6[b5][1][b3]