D Sharp Minor Chord On The Piano – D#m Charts & Inversions

D sharp minor Chord piano diagram

The D sharp Minor chord on the piano consists of the notes D#, F#, and A#.

The sound is a melancholic and dark sound that is commonly used in genres such as classical music and jazz.

How to Play the D Sharp Minor Chord on the Piano

In this article, we’ll cover the different ways to play the D# minor chord on your piano. For you, we designed some charts and tables so you can understand better.

The first position you should work on is the “root position“, then “inversions” come after it. Inversions are variations of the chord based on the notes’ order.

D Sharp Minor Chord in Root Position

D sharp minor chord root position piano diagram

D# Minor Chord in Root Position

Note Order

D# - F# - A#

Left Hand Fingering

5 - 3 - 1

Right Hand Fingering

1 - 3 - 5

The fingering on D sharp minor chord in the root position is similar for both hands.

The left hand should position the thumb (1) on A#, the middle finger (3) on F#, and the pinky finger (5) on D#.

The right hand should position the thumb (1) on D sharp, the middle finger (3) on F sharp, and the pinky finger (5) on A sharp.

Both hands should be curved and relaxed, with the fingers hovering just above the keys.

D Sharp Minor Chord Inversions

As explained above, inversions are variations of the root position. To play them, you need to change the lower or highest note and move the note one octave up or down.

Find below the details for the D# minor inversions.

First Inversion

D sharp minor chord 1st inversion piano diagram

D# Minor Chord in 1st Inversion

Note Order

F# - A# - D#

Left Hand Fingering

5 - 3 - 1

Right Hand Fingering

1 - 2 - 5

For the D# minor chord, the 1st inversion involves a transition from the root position (D#-F#-A#) to (F#-A#-D#).

If you look at your right hand, your thumb (1) should move up to F#, your second finger (2) move to A# and your pinky (5) rise like the tide to the higher D#.

For the left hand, you need to copy the same change, except the fact that you’ll use your middle finger (3) on A# (instead of the second finger)

Second Inversion

D sharp minor chord 2nd inversion piano diagram

D# Minor Chord in 2nd Inversion

Note Order

A# - D# - F#

Left Hand Fingering

5 - 2 - 1

Right Hand Fingering

1 - 3 - 5

To shift from the D sharp minor chord in its root position (D#-F#-A#) to the 2nd inversion (A#-D#-F#), follow these steps:

For the right hand, adjust by placing your thumb (1) on A#, your middle finger (2) on D#, and your pinky (5) on F#.

For the left hand, the movement is almost the same, with your thumb (1) on F#, second finger (2) on D# and pinky (5) on A#.

You also have to make sure your hands move slightly leftward to reach these notes.