How To Play Adim Chord On Guitar

Learn how to play A-Diminished or Adim Chord properly on the Guitar in this easy step-by-step lesson.

Adim Chord Chart Guitar

Adim Chord Chart Guitar

How To Play Adim or A Diminished Chord On Guitar

Adim Chord is a 4 String Chord. To Play Adim Chord on Guitar:

  1. Place Your First Finger on First Fret, Fourth String.
  2. Place Your Middle Finger on First FretSecond String.
  3. Place Your Ring Finger on Second Fret, Third String.
  4. Fifth String is played open.
  5. First and Sixth Strings are not played.

Notes In an Adim or A-diminished Chord

Notes played in an Adim Chord are A, C and Eb.

  • Root Note A is played on the 5th string and 3rd string.
  • C note is played on the 2nd String and is the Minor Third Interval of the A Major scale.
  • Eb note is played on the 4th string of the guitar and is a Tritone Interval of the A Major scale.
Notes In Adim chord

Diminished Chord Formula

The Diminished chord formula is 1-b3-b5.

A Diminished triad is simply the major triad with the Third and Fifth Intervals flattened by a semitone (half-step).

To play an Adim triad chord, the Root, Minor Third Interval and Minor Sixth Interval of an A Major Scale are played together.

Adim Chord Formula

A Diminished / Adim Chord Variations or Different Shapes


 Adim Guitar Chord Shapes

Adim Chord On Stave

 Adim Chord Stave


Adim Chord Guitar Tabs


Adim Chord Guitar Tab