D# Minor Piano Chord

Root
D#
Min 3rd
F#
5th
A#
E
G
B
D
F
F
A
C
E
D#
F#
A#

The Notes in a D# Minor Chord

The Root

The root is the bottom note of the chord, the starting point to which the other notes relate. The root of a D# Minor chord is D#.

The Min 3rd

The minor third of a D# Minor chord is F#. The minor third is up three half-steps from the Root.

Finding F# from D# step by step:

  • Start on: D#
  • Step 1: move up to E
  • Step 2: move up to E#
  • Step 3: Land on F#
Min 3rd
F#
Root
D#
1
2
  • E is a minor second above D#.
  • E# is a major 2nd above D#.
  • F# is a minor third above D#.

The 5th

The fifth of a D# Minor chord is A#. The fifth is down five half-steps from the Root.

Finding A# from D# step by step:

  • Start on: D#
  • Step 1: move down to CX
  • Step 2: move down to C#
  • Step 3: move down to B#
  • Step 4: move down to B
  • Step 5: Land on A#
5th
A#
Root
D#
1
2
3
4
  • CX is a minor second below D#.
  • C# is a major 2nd below D#.
  • B# is a minor third below D#.
  • B is a major third below D#.
  • A# is a fourth below D#. The 5th is down a fourth? Confusing, right? The note A# is down 5 half-steps from D#, but up 7 half-steps from D#:
5th
A#
Root
D#
1
2
3
4
5
6

The Inversions of D# Minor

Root Position

Root
D#
Min 3rd
F#
5th
A#
E
G
B
D
F
F
A
C
E
D#
F#
A#

1st Inversion

Min 3rd
F#
5th
A#
Root
D#
E
G
B
D
F
F
A
C
E
F#
A#
D#

2nd Inversion

5th
A#
Root
D#
Min 3rd
F#
E
G
B
D
F
F
A
C
E
A#
D#
F#

Other Minor Chords