D Minor Guitar Chord Lesson for Beginners

Learn how to play the D minor Guitar Chord with this free easy beginner guitar chord lesson.

The D Minor Chord (also known as Dm) is found by locating the 1, b3 and 5 steps of the  D Major Scale: D, E, F#, G, A, B, C#, or the notes D, F and A.  The “b3” symbol translates to “Flattened 3rd” , which means we simply lower the 3rd step of the D Major Scale (F#) a 1/2 step to an “F”.

The Dm Chord is a fairly easy one to play. The only challenge is avoiding the Low E and A Strings as these should not be played. Play this chord from the D string down as D is the root of this chord.

D Minor Chord notes: D F A

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

Basic Guitar Chords Chart Key
The D Minor Guitar Chord

Just like all other chords, make certain that you are pushing your fingers down firmly on the strings. Play each string one at a time to see if the strings are producing a clean sound.

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