D minor chord

D minor chord for guitar in different forms, both open and barre chords.
More Dm chord categories: Dm7


  • Dm chord diagram

Dm barre 1st

  • Dm barre chord diagram

Dm barre 2nd

  • Dm barre chord diagram

Relevant chords


  • Dm/A chord diagram


  • Dm/B chord diagram


  • Dm/C chord diagram

Try in a chord progression

Dm - G - C - F

Chords that sounds good together with D minor

The primary chords that sound good to combine with Am in chord progressions are: F, Gm, Am, Bb, C.
Secondary chords are among many other: 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)

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.

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Chord names

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

Theory of the Dm chord

The notes that a 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

Omissions (dyads)

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

Alternative chord names

Dm/B (X20231) is theoretically identical with Dm6/B.
Dm/C (X30231) is theoretically identical with F6/C.

Written in tab format

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

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