The D Sharp Diminished Chord On The Piano – Charts & Fingering

D sharp Dim Chord piano diagram

The D# Diminished piano chord (D# – F# – A) consists of the notes D# – F# and A.

How to play the D sharp Diminished Chord on the piano

D sharp Diminished Chord in root position

To play the D# Diminished Chord on the piano, we need to determine the position of the right and left hands.

For the right hand, the thumb is placed on D# the middle finger is positioned on the F# while the little finger is used to press the A note.

For the left hand, it’s more or less the reverse. The thumb should be set on A the middle finger is placed on the F# while the little finger is needed to press the D# note.

D sharp Diminished Chord inversions

First Inversion

To shift from the root position (D# – F# – A) to the first inversion (F# – A – D#) of the D# Diminished Chord, follow these steps. For the right hand, move your thumb (1) to F#, switch your index finger (2) to A and extend your pinky (5) to D#.

For the left hand, the move between (D# – F# – A) and (F# – A – D#) is similar, except that we’ll continue to use the middle finger instead of the index finger: the thumb moves from A to D#, the middle finger moves from F# to A and the little finger goes on F#.

Second Inversion

The movement between the root position (D# – F# – A) and the 2nd inversion (A – D# – F#) of the D# Diminished Chord follows the exact opposite logic. The highest note (A) descends an octave.

Here for the right hand: move your thumb (1) to A, switch your middle finger (3) to D# and move your pinky (5) to F#.

Here for the left hand: put your left thumb (1) to F#, reposition your index finger (2) on D# and set your little finger (5) to A.