The D flat minor chord is enharmonically the same as the C sharp minor chord. Db minor is an interesting chord. It is the relative minor of F flat. Because Fb is a rarely used key, Dbm is not super common.

The Dbm chord contains an F flat note (same note as E), so it can technically be played as an open chord (see the first shape in the image below). However, it is more often played as a bar chord.

Some Quick Dbm Chord Theory

  • The Db minor chord contains the notes Db, Fb and Ab.
  • The Db minor chord is produced by playing the 1st (root), flat 3rd and 5th notes of the Db Major scale.
  • The Db 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).
  • Db minor is the relative minor of Fb Major.
  • Db minor is the first chord in the key of D flat minor. The seven chords in the key of Db minor are: Dbm, Eb diminished, Fb, Gbm, Ab, Bbb, C diminished

10 Ways To Play The Db Minor Chord

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

Db Minor Chord - 10 Shapes

Further Reading