The D sharp minor chord is enharmonically the same as the E flat minor chord. E flat minor is a more commonly used chord than D sharp minor, but D#m does get used, depending on the key of a given song (for example the key of B).

None of the notes in D#m (D#, F#, A#) can be played on the open strings of the guitar. Therefore, D#m is usually played as a bar chord.

Some Quick D#m Chord Theory

  • The D# minor chord contains the notes D#, F# and A#.
  • The D sharp minor chord is produced by playing the 1st (root), flat 3rd and 5th notes of the D# Major scale.
  • The D sharp minor chord (just like all minor chords) contains the following intervals (from the root note): minor 3rd, Major 3rd, Perfect 4th (back to the root note).
  • D sharp minor is the relative minor of D sharp Major.
  • D#m is the first chord in the key of D sharp minor. The seven chords in the key of D sharp minor are: D#m, E# diminished, F#+, G#m, A#, B, Cx diminished

10 Ways To Play The D Sharp Minor Chord

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

D# Minor Chord - 10 Shapes

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