Advanced Guitar Chord – Learn To Play Dm9

The Dm9 ( also known as D Minor 9, D Minor Ninth, D Minor 9th) is a beautiful sounding chord and often used in jazz guitar. The Dm9 chord is found in the D Major Scale: D, E, F#, G, A, B, and C#. It is made up of the 1, b3, 5, b7, 9 of this scale.

D Minor 9 Chord notes: D, F, A, C and E

I have included two different versions of this chord in chord charts below.  This is not an easy chord to finger if you are just starting out.  This chord involves stretching, barring and muting, all of which are advanced techniques that only come with practice.

Here is a key that will help you read the chart:

Basic Guitar Chords Chart Key

Everything on the above chart should be self explanatory, except for the last three in the third column. They may need a bit of explaining. The O, or open symbol, simply means that you do not press down on any notes on that string. The X means you do not strum that particular string. The Barre symbol means you need to barre that particular fret. When you barre a fret you are pressing down on multiple strings at the same time with one finger.