D minor chord

D minor chord for guitar in different forms, both open and barre chords.

Diagram with fingerings

Dm / Dmin / Dmi / D- / D minor

Dm chord diagram with fingerings

Diagram with notes

Dm / Dmin / Dmi / D- / D minor

Dm chord diagram with notes

Alternative shapes


  • Dm chord diagram XX0765


  • Dm chord diagram X X 0 10  10 10

Dm barre 1st

  • Dm barre chord diagram 10 12 12 10 10 10

Dm barre 2nd

  • Dm barre chord diagram X57765

Relevant chords


  • Dm/B chord diagram


  • Dm/C chord diagram

Learn from video

Try in a chord progression

Dm - G - C - F

Progressions with diagrams (pdf)

Chords that sound good together with D minor

The primary chords that sound good to combine with Dm in chord progressions are: F, Gm, Am, Bb, C.
Secondary chords are among many others: Fmaj7, Gm7, A7, C9, Bbmaj7.

Follow-up chords

Chords that are likely to follow D minor in progressions:
› F
› C
› Bb
› Gm

Finger position (Dm chord)

There are two standard ways to finger this chord:

Index (1st) finger on 1st (thinnest) string, 1st fret.
Middle (2nd) finger on 3rd (thinnest) string, 2nd fret.
Ring (3rd) finger or little (4th) finger on 2nd (thinnest) string, 3rd fret.

For pdf, see The Chord Reference ebook with over 800 chord charts.

Chord names

Dm is an abbreviation for D minor (a less common abbreviation is Dmin).

Theory of the Dm chord

The notes that the Dm chord consists of are D, F, A.
To get Dm7 add C.
To get Dm6 add B.


1st inversion: Dm/F (means that F is the bass note).
2nd inversion: Dm/A (means that A is the bass note).
Diagrams of these inversions

Assorted slash chords

Versions with alternate bass notes in short notation:

Dm/E: 000231
Dm/G: 300231
Dm/Bb: X10231
Dm/B: X20231

Alternative chord names

Dm/E is theoretically identical with Dmadd9/E.
Dm/G is theoretically identical with Dmadd11/G.
Dm/B is theoretically identical with Dm6/B.
Dm/C is theoretically identical with F6/C.

Omissions (dyads)

Dm (no3) is a D minor with no third (F).
Dm (no5) is a D minor with no fifth (A).

Written in tab format

- 1 -
- 3 -
- 2 -
- 0 -
- - -
- - -

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