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Gb Chord Piano

The Gb Chord (also known as the Gb Major Chord, or Gb Major Triad) is made up of three notes – Gb, Bb, and Db.

You can play a Gb chord on piano in three different ways:

  • Root Position – This is where the Gb note is the lowest note of the chord
  • First Inversion – This is where the Bb note is the lowest note of the chord
  • Second Inversion – This is where the Db note is the lowest note of the chord

I’ll quickly explain this in some more detail, with images and audio clips below.


Gb Chord Piano – Root Position

Whenever you play a Gb chord on piano, and Gb is the lowest note, that’s known as root position. It looks like this:

Piano keyboard with a G flat chord highlighted in root position
Gb Chord Piano – Root Position

There are six places on a standard piano where you can play a Gb chord in root position. If you have a piano close by, try playing each one.

Below you’ll see what all six look like on sheet music. Click the play button if you’d like to hear what they sound like too.

Sheet music showing all six G flat chords in root position from low to high

Gb Chord Piano – First Inversion

Whenever you play a Gb chord on piano, and Bb is the lowest note, that’s known as the first inversion. It looks like this:

Piano keyboard with a G flat chord highlighted in first inversion
Gb Chord Piano – First Inversion

And here it is played in all places on a standard piano. You’ll notice that there are seven of these.

Sheet music showing all seven G flat chords in first inversion from low to high

Gb Chord Piano – Second Inversion

Whenever you play a Gb chord on piano, and Db is the lowest note, that’s known as the second inversion. It looks like this:

Piano keyboard with a G flat chord highlighted in second inversion
Gb Chord Piano – Second Inversion

And here is the second inversion played in all places on a standard piano. There are seven of these too.

Sheet music showing all seven G flat chords in second inversion from low to high

That’s about all for this post. I hope you enjoyed reading and learning about Gb chords.

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