C#m or Dbm chord

C# or Db minor chord for guitar in different forms: basic, as barre chord and with a capo.


C#m

  • C#m chord diagram

C#m (capo 4)

  • C#m capo

C#m barre 1st

  • C#m barre 1st

C#m barre 2nd

  • C#m barre 2nd

Comments

C#m and Dbm (C sharp and D flat minor) are the same chord, but they change theirs name depending on the key they are played in.

Try in a chord progression

C#m - G#m - A / Dbm - Abm - A

Theory of the C#m / Dbm chord

The notes that a C#m chord consists of are C#, E, G#. The notes that a Dbm chord consists of are Db, E, Ab.

C#m in open position

Here are additional shapes in open position for this chord category:

C#m/E: XX2120 / XX212X
C#m/A: X0665X / X06650
C#m/G#: XXX120

Omissions

C#m (no3) is a C# minor with no third (E).
C#m (no5) is a C# minor with no fifth (G#).

Alternatives with capo

Am shape with a capo on 4rd fret (see picture).
Gm shape with a capo on 6th fret.

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