D♯ minor

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The D♯ minor chord is a triad formed from a root (D♯), a minor third (F♯) and a perfect fifth (A♯).

How to play D♯ minor on the piano

If you look at the keyboard, you'll see black keys in groups of two and three. In the groups of two, the black key to the right is the root of D♯ minor. With that root note, you can start to build the chord.

The D♯ minor chord features the following notes: D♯, F♯, and A♯. With your right hand, you can play the chord using the following fingers:

A♯ - Fifth finger (5)
F♯ - Third finger (3)
D♯ - First finger (1)

To play the chord with your left hand, use the following fingers:

A♯ - First finger (1)
F♯ - Third finger (3)
D♯ - Fifth finger (5)

Some music may require you to play the chord with different fingers. To get a sense of how the chord sounds and looks on the keyboard, watch our video above.

What are the inversions of D♯ minor?

If you rearrange the order of the notes in D♯ minor, you can play the two inversions of the chord. Learn to play the 1st and 2nd inversions by following the steps below.

How to play the 1st inversion of D♯ minor

To play the 1st inversion of D♯ minor, place the F♯ as the lowest note in the chord. Use the following fingers to play the chord with your right hand:

D♯ - Fifth finger (5)
A♯ - Second finger (2)
F♯ - First finger (1)

How to play the 2nd inversion of D♯ minor

Place the A♯ as the lowest note in the chord to play the 2nd inversion of D♯ minor. With your right hand, play the inversion with the following fingers:

F♯ - Fifth finger (5)
D♯ - Third finger (3)
A♯ - First finger (1)

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