Dm7 chord for guitar in different forms, including open and barre chords.
The most common way to play the chord. Use your index finger to bar both marked strings on the 1st fret and avoid playing on the 5th and 6th strings. Dm7 is a four-note chord consisting of D, F, A, C.
Theory and information
Try in a chord progression
Dm7 - G7 - Cmaj7 (see with diagrams in pdf)
Dm7 is a minor 7th chord (a less common abbreviation is Dmin7). Dm7/F, Dm7/A and Dm7/C are inversions of the chord. Notice that Dm7/F uses the same shape as F major.
Notes in the chord
The notes that the Dm7 chord consists of are D, F, A, C.
To get Dm9 add E.
To get D7 replace F with F#.
Finger position (F chord)
Index (1st) finger on 1st and 2nd (thinnest) strings, 1st fret.
Middle (2nd) finger on 3rd (thinnest) string, 2nd fret.
1st inversion: Dm7/F (means that F is the bass note).
2nd inversion: Dm7/A (means that A is the bass note).
3rd inversion: Dm7/C (means that C is the bass note).
Diagrams of these inversions
Assorted slash chords
Versions with alternate bass notes in short notation:
Alternative chord names
Dm7/E is theoretically identical with Dm9/E.
Dm7/B is theoretically identical with Dm13/B.
Dm7/G is theoretically identical with G9sus4.
Written in tab format (main version in open position)
- 1 -
- 1 -
- 2 -
- 0 -
- - -
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