The F sharp diminished chord (F# dim or F#°) contains the notes F#, A and C. It is produced by taking the 1st, flat 3rd and flat 5th notes of the F sharp Major scale.
F sharp diminished often appears as F# dim or F#°.
The diminished chord played by itself has a dissonant sound. This is largely due to the existence of the tritone interval, which is otherwise known as the devil’s interval. The F sharp diminished chord contains a tritone between the notes F# and C.
Even though the F# diminished chord sounds dissonant on its own, it can sound beautiful when played in the right context. Pairing the F# diminished chord with the G Major chord, for example, creates a sense of tension and release, which works well. A good exercise is to switch between the F# diminished chord and the G Major chord and hear for yourself how this sounds
10 Ways To Play The F Sharp Diminished Chord
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Some Quick F# Diminished Chord Theory
- The F# diminished chord contains the notes F#, A and C.
- The F sharp diminished chord is produced by taking the 1 (root), b3 and b5 of the F sharp Major scale.
- The F sharp diminished chord (just like all diminished chords) contains the following intervals (starting from the root note): minor 3rd, minor 3rd, tritone (which leads back to the root note).
- F# diminished resolves naturally to the G chord.
- F# diminished can be written as F# dim or F#°.
- The F# locrian scale can be used when soloing over the F# diminished chord.