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(@el_warko)
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howzit all,

is a Gdim chord a Gdim7,e.g. the way a G7 is a G(b7), or is it just a G(b5)

thanks for your time

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(@noteboat)
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You're close - it's a Gm(b5). Diminished chords are triads... but they're often played as dim7s - mostly because that makes them so easy: there are only three of them...

C-Eb-Gb-Bbb(A)
C#-E-G-Bb
D-F-Ab-Cb(B)

the next half step would be to D#-F#-A-C; that's the same tones as Eb-Gb-Bbb-C, so you're starting those three chords over again.

Just about every situation can use the dim7 instead of the dim triad.

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(@el_warko)
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thanks

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