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Diminished chords on the bass guitar


Now that we have dealt well with major, minor and augumented chords on the bass guitar.

We are going to briefly discuss the diminished chord on the bass guitar.

Its pretty easy to play all the chords on the guitar because once you know the shape that the chord takes, you can use it anywhere on the fret board.

The diminished chord has the symbol Co

In this diminished chord you will simply lower the fifth and third by half. It is unlike the Augumented chord where we raise the fifth by half.

diminished chord shape diagram on the bass guitar

i.e we have      1     3      5
C    E     G

the augumented chord becomes    1       b3       b5
C      Eb       Gb

Remember that in the chord shape diagram above the white circles stand as the root of the chord.


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