Dm9 Piano Chord

Dm9

D Minor 9th

Root
D
9th
E
Min 3rd
F
Min 7th
C
E
G
B
D
F
F
A
C
E
D
F
C
E

The Notes in a D Minor 9th Chord

The 9th

Finding E from D step by step:

  • Start on: D
  • Step 1: move up to Eb
  • Step 2: Land on E
9th
E
Root
D
1
  • Eb is a minor second above D.
  • E is a major 2nd above D.

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 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