How To Play The Ddim Chord On Guitar

Ddim chord

Ddim Chord Guitar Instructions

To play the Ddim chord on your guitar, picture the Ddim chord chart shown as your fret board and neck (if you were to stand your guitar up vertically).

The horizontal lines represent the fret bars, the vertical lines show the strings and the dots show where to place your fingers.

Play the Ddim chord by placing your fingers exactly where the diagram shows and strumming the correct strings.

Ddim Guitar Chord Finger Positions

Here's where to position your fingers when you want to play the Ddim chord:

  1. Tune your guitar Tune your guitar to the standard tuning (EADGBe)
  2. Index finger: barre 1st, 2nd and 3rd strings on 1st fret. Use your index finger to barre the 1st, 2nd and 3rd strings on the 1st fret.
  3. Ring finger: 3rd fret, 2nd string. Place your ring finger on the 3rd fret of the 2nd string.
  4. Play chord. Strum all strings, except the 6th and 5th.

guitar strings and finger positions diagram

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These Songs Use The Ddim Chord

Mastered playing the Ddim chord on your guitar? Challenge yourself by trying to play these songs to help you memorise it (they all use the Ddim chord)!

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