How To Play The Dm Chord On Guitar

Dm chord

Dm Chord Guitar Instructions

To play the Dm chord on your guitar, picture the Dm 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 Dm chord by placing your fingers exactly where the diagram shows and strumming the correct strings.

Dm Guitar Chord Finger Positions

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

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

guitar strings and finger positions diagram

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These Songs Use The Dm Chord

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

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