Half Diminished Chords - Parent Keys
(Major & Natural Minor Keys Only)


This is useful for reference when working out key centres. The tutorial on 7th chords is also useful background reading.

There are also reference charts of parent keys for major 7th, minor 7th and dominant 7th chords.

Chord Notes Major Keys Minor Keys
B B D F A vii of C major ii of A minor
F# F# A C E vii of G major ii of E minor
C# C# E G B vii of D major ii of B minor
G# G# B D F# vii of A major ii of F# minor
D# D# F# A C# vii of E major ii of C# minor
A# A# C# E G# vii of B major ii of G# minor
E# E# G# B D# vii of F# major ii of D# minor
F F Ab Gb Eb vii of Gb major ii of Eb minor
C C Eb Gb Bb vii of Db major ii of Bb minor
G G Bb Db F vii of Ab major ii of F minor
D D F Ab C vii of Eb major ii of C minor
A A C Eb G vii of Bb major ii of G minor
E E G B D vii of Fb major ii of D minor

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