The D minor chord is a very popular guitar chord. The open Dm chord is one of the main chords that most guitarist learn early on in their chord development.

D minor is the relative minor of F Major. Since F Major (and the chord F) is a popular key, D minor is commonly used.

Some Quick Dm Chord Theory

  • The D minor chord contains the notes D, F and A.
  • The D minor chord is produced by playing the 1st (root), flat 3rd and 5th notes of the D Major scale.
  • The D 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 minor is the relative minor of F Major.
  • Dm is the first chord in the key of D minor. The seven chords in the key of D minor are: Dm, E diminished, F+, Gm, A, Bb, C# diminished

10 Ways To Play The D Minor Chord

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

D Minor Chord - 10 Shapes

Further Reading

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