What are the chords in the key of D minor? We shall list triad chords and four note extended chords below in the key of D min. Roman numerals indicate each chord’s position relative to the scale.
The notes of the D minor natural scale are: D E F G A Bb C
Chords in natural minor keys follow the pattern, minor diminished major minor minor major major.
- i – D minor, D minor seventh (Dmin, Dmin7)
- iidim – E diminished, E minor seventh flat five (Edim, Em7b5)
- III – F major, F major seventh (Fmaj, Fmaj7)
- iv – G minor, G minor seventh (Gmin, Gmin7)
- v – A minor, A minor seventh (Amin, Amin7)
- VI – B flat major, B flat major seventh (Bbmaj, Bbmaj7)
- VII – C major, C dominant seventh (Cmaj, C7)
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Piano Chords In The Key Of D Minor
The following piano key chord chart shows all the triads in D minor as well as four note extended chords.
Let’s now take a look at common chord progressions in the key of D minor natural. They are as follows:
- i – VI – VII (Dm – Bb – C)
- i – iv – VII (Dm – Gm – C)
- i – iv – v (Dm – Gm – Am)
- i – VI – III – VII (Dm – Bb – F – C)
- ii – v – i (Em7b5 – Am – Dm)
Notes Of All The Chords In The key of D Minor
Let’s start with the triads.
- i – D minor: D – F – A
- iidim – E diminished: E – G – Bb
- III – F major: F – A – C
- iv – G minor: G – Bb – D
- v – A minor: A – C – E
- VI – B flat major: Bb – D – F
- VII – C major: C – E – G
And now, the four note chords.
- i – D minor seventh: D – F – A – C
- iidim – E minor seventh flat five: E – G – Bb – D
- III – F major seventh: F – A – C – E
- iv – G minor seventh: G – Bb – D – F
- v – A minor seventh: A – C – E – G
- VI – B flat major seventh: Bb – D – F – A
- VII – C dominant seventh: C – E – G – Bb
Diagrams of the D minor key signature and the notes of the D natural minor scale. There is one flat in the Dmin scale, namely, B flat.
Diagram of the D minor scale on piano keyboard.
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