Dm7 chord

Dm7 chord for guitar in different forms, including open and barre chords.


Dm7 chord diagram XX0211

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.

Alternative shapes

Dm7 barre

  • Dm7 barre shape X57565

Dm7 barre

  • Dm7 barre shape 101210101010


  • Dm7 chord voicing10 X 10 10 10 X

Relevant chords


  • Dm7/G chord diagram

Theory and information

Try in a chord progression

Dm7 - G7 - Cmaj7 (see with diagrams in pdf)

Chord names

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:

Dm7/E: 000211
Dm7/G: 300211
Dm7/Bb: X10211

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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