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Gbm Chord Piano

The Gbm chord is made up of three notes – Gb, Bbb, and Db.

If you’re new to chords, the ‘m’ stands for ‘minor’ and the chord is also referred to as the ‘Gb minor triad’.

Now, you might notice that there’s a strange note in the chord – Bbb. This is actually the same note as A, on piano. In this post I’ll stick with the name Bbb, as it’s technically correct. But if you find it easier to think of it as A, then go ahead and do that…

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

  • Root Position – This is where the Gb note is the lowest note of the chord
  • First Inversion – This is where the Bbb 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.


Gbm Chord Piano – Root Position

Whenever you play an Gbm 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 minor chord highlighted in root position
Gbm Chord Piano – Root Position

There are six places on a standard piano where you can play a Gbm 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 minor chords in root position from low to high

Gbm Chord Piano – First Inversion

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

Piano keyboard with a G flat minor chord highlighted in first inversion
Gbm 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 minor chords in first inversion from low to high

Gbm Chord Piano – Second Inversion

Whenever you play a Gbm 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 minor chord highlighted in second inversion
Gbm 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 minor chords in second inversion from low to high

That’s all for this post. I hope you enjoyed learning about Gb minor chords on piano. Now it’s time to go make some music!