How To Play The Dm7 Chord On Guitar

Dm7 chord

Dm7 Chord Guitar Instructions

To play the Dm7 chord on your guitar, picture the Dm7 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 Dm7 chord by placing your fingers exactly where the diagram shows and strumming the correct strings.

Dm7 Guitar Chord Finger Positions

Here's where you need to position your fingers when you want to play the Dm7 chord:

  1. Tune your guitar Tune your guitar to standard tuning (EADGBe)
  2. Index finger: barre 1st and 2nd strings on the 1st fret. Use your index finger to barre the 1st and 2nd strings on the 1st fret.
  3. Middle finger: 2nd fret, 3rd string. Place your middle finger on the 2nd fret of the 3rd string.
  4. 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 Dm7 Chord

Mastered playing the Dm7 chord on your guitar? Challenge yourself by trying to play these songs to help you memorise it (they all use the Dm7 chord)!

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