Basic Dm and F Guitar Chords


The Dm and F chords have gotten a bad rep for being the “harder” basic guitar chords. Therefore they were not included in my 7 Basic Guitar Chords For Beginners guitar lesson. This doesn’t mean that the Dm and F are second class guitar chord citizens …but you are more likely to find the other 7 chords more often (at least in the most basic rock and folk tunes). But don’t forsake your Dm and F chords, they will serve you well.

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Basic Dm Guitar Chord (D Minor Chord)

For more on reading guitar chord charts, be sure check out this lesson. How to Read Guitar Chord Charts

The basic Dm chord has a couple of common fingerings you could use. It just depends on the situation which you might choose. If just a basic Dm chord is needed, you can choose the one that is most comfortable for you. The first option I have will use your 3rd finger on the 2nd string.

Dm Guitar Chord Chart - 3rd FingerDm Guitar Chord - 3rd Finger - Front     Dm Guitar Chord - 3rd Finger - Top

The next option uses your 4th finger on the 2nd string.

Dm Guitar Chord Chart - 4th FingerDm Guitar Chord - 4th Finger - Front     Dm Guitar Chord - 4th Finger - Top

A reason you might choose to use your 4th finger on the Dm chord is when your 3rd finger needs to be somewhere else. Like for a Dm/F chord, or a Dm/C chord.

Dm Slash F Guitar Chord ChartDm Slash C Guitar Chord Chart

Dm Chord Progressions

Here are a few common guitar chord progressions to help you practice the Dm chord.

Dm Chord Progression #1

Dm Chord Progression #1

 

Dm Chord Progression #2

Dm Chord Progression #2

 

Dm Chord Progression #3

Dm Chord Progression #3

 


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