Watch the Half Diminished online guitar lesson by Fareed Haque from 1-2-3 Bossa Nova

I don't love this voicing but it is commonly used. A better choice when it is possible is to use the Dom. 9th/Min.6th grip from the previous section that also works as a 1/2 diminished in first inversion (that means it has the 3rd in the bass).




Or try this one too: 1/2 diminished with b5 in bass, in this case D 1/2 diminished/Ab - see additional chart below.