Chords In The Key Of D Minor


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.

piano chords in the key of D minor

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.D minor key signature on treble clef.D minor key signature on bass clef.

Diagram of the D minor scale on piano keyboard.D minor scale on piano.

Chords In The Keys Of A, B, C, D, E, F, G Flat, Sharp, Major & Minor

Piano Chords Charts

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