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D Minor Chord on Piano

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D Minor Chord

In order to play D minor on piano in the root position all you have to do is press on the the keys D(above middle C), F and A. with the 1st, 3rd and 5th fingers.


Intervals in a D minor chord

The minor chord shares the same mellow and melancholic sound as the other minor chords (I explained this follow when I showed how to play the A Minor Chord. Why? because it is builts out of a minor third (Which defines the chord as a minor one) and a major chord. Click here to read about the Musical Intervals if you need a reminder.


We could easily find a D minor chord by ear by placing the 1st finger on D (The root of the chord) then skipping the next white key and going to F, then skipping again and placing the 3rd finger on A. We did the same when we tried to find the C major Chord.

When you'll press these three notes together you'll hear that famous melancholic sound of the the D minor chord, and a quick view at the musical intervals will approve that you create a minor third (1 1/2 tones) and a major third (2 tone) on top of it.

Chord inversions of an D Minor Chord

Inverting the D minor chord into all possible Chord Inversions will help us later to be familiar with the suitable chord inversion in the next Piano Tutorial. The possible chord inversion are given in the image.


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