Dm7#5 Piano Chord

Dm7#5

D Minor 7th Sharp Five

Root
D
Min 3rd
F
♯5th
A#
Min 7th
C
E
G
B
D
F
F
A
C
E
D
F
A#
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 Eb
  • Step 2: move up to E
  • Step 3: Land on F
Min 3rd
F
Root
D
1
2
  • Eb is a minor second above D.
  • E is a major 2nd above D.
  • F is a minor third above D.

The # 5th

Finding A# from D step by step:

  • Start on: D
  • Step 1: move down to C#
  • Step 2: move down to C
  • Step 3: move down to B
  • Step 4: Land on A#
♯5th
A#
Root
D
1
2
3
  • C# is a minor second below D.
  • C is a major 2nd below D.
  • B is a minor third below D.
  • A# is a major third below D. The sharp fifth is down a major third? Confusing, right? The note A# is down 4 half-steps from D, but up 8 half-steps from D:
♯5th
A#
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 C#
  • Step 2: Land on C
Min 7th
C
Root
D
1
  • C# 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