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Dm Shape Barred

This one is a little tricky at first, but below the chord pattern is an exercise that will have your fingers “trained” to play it in no time.

First, let’s take a look at the open D minor pattern and it’s barred form.

D Minor Open

D Minor Barred

(Audio example is D#/Eb barred on the 1st fret)

Fret/Chord Chart

You can determine the name of the chord when the root
(lowest) note is played on the frets in the chart below.



If you’re having trouble with the fingering on this one
try practicing the fingering for the open D minor chord
like in the diagram below (picture on the left). Then play
it barred (picture on the right) on the 1st fret, then
the 2nd, and continue up the fret board all the way up
to the 12th fret. Then go all the way back down to the
open position. The exercise is performed in the audio example
below the diagram.