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Diminished Eleventh Intervals

A diminished eleventh interval is the distance from any note to a note seventeen half-steps away either ascending or descending. Another definition is a perfect octave plus a diminished fourth. It is a consonant interval.

Playing diminished elevenths on the guitar requires using the pick to strike the low note and the second finger to strike the high note. Strike the low note with a downward motion and strike the high note with an upward motion, as if you are trying to pinch the strings.

Be sure your guitar is in tune before playing the following examples.

A Diminished Eleventh Interval on the Guitar

A diminished eleventh above A is Db an octave above A.

Guitar tablature of A diminished eleventh intervals

Bb (A#) Diminished Eleventh Interval on the Guitar

A diminished eleventh above Bb is Ebb an octave above Bb. Notice that Ebb is actually a D note. However, a D an octave above Bb is a Major Tenth.

A diminished eleventh above A# is D an octave above A#.

Guitar tablature of A#/Bb diminished eleventh intervals

B Diminished Eleventh Interval on the Guitar

A diminished eleventh above B is Eb an octave above B.

Note: Cb is a B. A diminished eleventh above Cb is Fb an octave above Cb.

Guitar tablature of B diminished eleventh intervals

C Diminished Eleventh Interval on the Guitar

A diminished eleventh above C is Fb an octave above C.

Note: B# is a C. A diminished eleventh above B# is E#.

Guitar tablature of C diminished eleventh intervals

Db (C#) Diminished Eleventh Interval on the Guitar

A diminished eleventh above Db is Gbb an octave above Db.

A diminished eleventh above C# is F an octave above C#.

Guitar tablature of C#/Db diminished eleventh intervals

D Diminished Eleventh Interval on the Guitar

A diminished eleventh above D is Gb an octave above D.

Guitar tablature of D diminished eleventh intervals

Eb (D#) Diminished Eleventh Interval on the Guitar

A diminished eleventh above Eb is Abb an octave above Eb.

A diminished eleventh above D# is G an octave above D#.

Guitar tablature of D#/Eb diminished eleventh intervals

E Diminished Eleventh Interval on the Guitar

A diminished eleventh above E is Ab an octave above E.

Note: Fb is an E. A diminished eleventh above Fb is Bbb (B double flat).

Guitar tablature of E diminished eleventh intervals

F Diminished Eleventh Interval on the Guitar

A diminished eleventh above F is Bbb an octave above F.

Note: E# is an F. A diminished eleventh above E# is A an octave above E#.

Guitar tablature of F diminished eleventh intervals

F# (Gb) Diminished Eleventh Interval on the Guitar

A diminished eleventh above F# is Bb an octave above F#.

A diminished eleventh above Gb is Cb an octave above Gb.

Guitar tablature of F#/Gb diminished eleventh intervals

G Diminished Eleventh Interval on the Guitar

A diminished eleventh above G is Cb an octave above G.

Guitar tablature of G diminished eleventh intervals

Ab (G#) Diminished Eleventh Interval on the Guitar

A diminished eleventh above Ab is Dbb an octave above Ab.

A diminished eleventh above G# is C an octave above G#.

Guitar tablature of G#/Ab diminished eleventh intervals

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