7b5 Chord on Guitar

4-Voices on Fretboard in Standard Tuning:

Image of 7b5 Chord on the Guitar.


There are over 56 voicings for the 7b5 chord on guitar and the image above shows only 3 of them. For more voicings see: Fretboard Chord Charts for Guitar

The 7b5 chord contains a major third, diminished fifth, and a minor seventh.

The intervallic relationships it contains are: major third, diminished fifth, minor seventh, major second, diminished fifth, major third.


  • Root
  • Major Third
  • Diminished Fifth
  • Minor Seventh


The 7b5 chord has a dissonance rating of 73*

*Dissonance is very subjective. So, as a general guideline, this number is mathematically derived by measuring the intervallic dissonance this chord contains. (The higher the number the more dissonant the chord.)

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