Dm piano chord (D minor) with pictures and audio examples

In this post, we will learn how to form the dm piano chord also known as the d minor chord and I’ve also created audio files along with images to help you understand this minor chord.

The dm piano chord is constructed using the notes D, F, A

The dm piano chord can be formed easily by stacking the root, minor third and perfect fifth. If that seems confusing, then the following simple minor chord formula will make it easier for you to understand.

D minor piano chord (Dm) formula

To form any minor chord, you can simply count three steps to the right of the current key, and the key that you land on will be the second note in the chord.

From the second key, if you move four steps to the right, you will land on another key and this key will be the third note of the chord.

Let us apply this formula to the dm chord:
From the root note D, let us count three steps to the right, D#, E, F. The third key we land on is the second note in the D minor chord.
From the note F, let us count four steps to the right, F#, G, G#, A. The fourth key that we land on is the third note of the dm chord.

The following images show the Dm piano chord in root, first and second inversions.

D minor chord in root position

D minor chord first inversion

D minor chord second inversion