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D minor chord guitar

Diagram, notes and theoretical summary concerning D Minor triad (Dm) plus related chords.

Dm

D minor chord diagram

Full name: D minor
Alternative name/abbreviation: Dmin
Type: Open chord
Notes in the chord: D, F, A
Importance: 10/10
Difficulty: 4/10

Relevant chords: Dm/F Dm/A Dm/B Dm/C

Finger positions

This is which fingers to use when playing the Dm chord in open position:

  • Index finger on 1st string, 1st fret
  • Middle finger on 3rd string, 2nd fret
  • Little finger on 2nd string, 3rd fret

It is also a common practise to instead use the long finger on the second string.

Chord variations

D Minor triad bar chord with the root on 6th string: 10 12 12 11 10 10
D Minor triad bar chord with the root on 5th string: X 5 7 7 6 5
D Minor triad with the root on 4th string: X X 12 10 10 X
D Minor triad with the root on 3rd string, first alternative: X X X 7 6 5
D Minor triad with the root on 3rd string, second alternative: X X X 10 10 10

Related slash chords

Dm/A: X X 7 7 6 5
Dm/Bb: X X 8 7 6 5

Chord progressions

Dm > G > C > Am


Am > Em > Dm > G


Dm > C > Bb > A (2x) > F > C > Bb > Dm | Bb > C ("Sultans Of Swing" - Dire Straits)

Dm/F

Dm/F chord diagram

Full name: D minor slash F
Alternative name/abbreviation: Dm 1st inversion
Type: Closed chord
Notes in the chord: F, D, A

Dm/A

Dm/A chord diagram

Full name: D minorh slash A
Alternative name/abbreviation: Dm 2nd inversion
Type: Open chord
Notes in the chord: A, D, F

Dm/B

Dm/B chord diagram

Full name: D minor slash B
Alternative name/abbreviation: Dm/b
Type: Open chord
Notes in the chord: B, D, F, A

Dm/C

Dm/C chord diagram

Full name: D minor slash C
Alternative name/abbreviation: Dm/c
Type: Open chord
Notes in the chord: C, D, F, A