The D#7 (D sharp dominant 7) chord contains the notes D#, Fx (F double sharp), A# and C#. It is produced by taking the root (1), 3, 5 and b7 of the D# Major scale. It is essentially an D# chord, with an added flat 7.

D#7 is most commonly played with the root note on the 6th fret of the 5th string.

D#7 is short for D sharp dominant 7. The dominant 7 chord is a significant chord, because it plays a very important function in any given key.

The dominant 7 chord functions as a chord that resolves to the first chord in a key. For example, the D# dominant 7 chord resolves to the G# chord, which is the first chord in the key of G#.

10 Ways To Play The D#7 Chord

If you’ve come to this page just to view some chord diagrams for D#7, here they are.

D Sharp 7 Chord 10 Shapes

Some Quick D Sharp 7 Chord Theory

  • The D#7 chord contains the notes D#, Fx, A# and C#.
  • D#7 is short for D Sharp dominant 7.
  • The D#7 chord is produced by taking the 1 (root), 3, 5 and b7 of the D sharp Major scale.
  • The D#7 is the fifth chord in the key of G#. It resolves naturally to the G# Major chord.
  • The D#7 chord (just like all dominant 7 chords) contains the following intervals (starting from the root note): major 3rd, minor 3rd, minor 3rd, tone (which leads back to the root note).

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