How to Play C# /D Flat Minor Chord GuitarThe mere look at this chord's name can be terrifying. Not to mention the barre chord variant of this one.
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We are going to show you a few different ways of playing the Dbm chord.
Let’s just clarify the weird name of this chord first.
Db and C# are the same notes, so the C sharp minor guitar chord is the same as the D flat minor guitar chord. Other than that, you should note that the b in Db stands for ‘’flat’’ and # in C# stands for sharp.
Now that we have all that covered, let’s jump right in!
Watch this video to learn How to Play C# /D Flat Minor Chord Guitar
Easy way of playing the Dbm Chord
Place your index finger on the 4th fret of the 1st string. Your middle finger goes to the 5th fret of the 2nd string. Put your pinky on the 6th fret of the 3rd string. Finally, place your ring finger on the 6th fret of the 4th string.
As far as your picking hand goes, play the bottom 4 strings.
Advanced way of playing the Dbm Chord
Beginner guitar players tend to be scared of barre (barre = bar) chords. No need, really. We’re gonna take you through this one step by step. With a little bit of patience, you will be playing these like Jeff Waters in no time!
For this one, barre your index finger across the bottom 5 strings on the 4th fret. Add your ring finger to the 6th fret of the 4th string. Your pinky should go to the 6th fret of the 3rd string. Finally, put your middle finger on the 5th fret of the 2nd string.
And voila! It’s really not that hard!
P.S. With your picking hand, play the bottom 5 strings.
Db Chord Guitar Practice Tips:
- When reading the D Flat Minor chord diagram, you should know that ‘’X’’ signifies a string you do not want to play.
- When playing a full D Flat Minor bar chord, pick all strings separately to make sure you have pressed them all strong enough.
- When placing your fingers for this D Flat Minor chord , make sure that you are behind the fret wire. Also, barre’s aside, make sure that you are pressing the strings with your fingertips.
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