D#m7#5 Piano Chord

D#m7#5

D# Minor 7th Sharp Five

Root
D#
Min 3rd
F#
♯5th
B
Min 7th
C#
E
G
B
D
F
F
A
C
E
D#
F#
B
C#

The Notes in a D# Minor 7th Sharp Five Chord

The Min 3rd

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

Finding B 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: Land on B
♯5th
B
Root
D#
1
2
3
  • 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#. The sharp fifth is down a major third? Confusing, right? The note B is down 4 half-steps from D#, but up 8 half-steps from D#:
♯5th
B
Root
D#
1
2
3
4
5
6
7

The Min 7th

Finding C# from D# step by step:

  • Start on: D#
  • Step 1: move down to CX
  • Step 2: Land on C#
Min 7th
C#
Root
D#
1
  • CX is a minor second below D#.
  • C# is a major 2nd below D#. The min 7th is down a major 2nd? Confusing, right? The note C# is down 2 half-steps from D#, but up 10 half-steps from D#:
Min 7th
C#
Root
D#
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9