Diatonic Chords of D Minor Scale
How to form diatonic chords of D minor scale?
D Minor Scale
D – E – F – G – A – B♭ – C – D are the notes of the D minor scale.
Diatonic chords are formed by stacking two generic third notes above each scale note.
D Minor Diatonic Chords
These are the seven minor scale diatonic chords that come from the D minor scale.
Each diatonic chord is labelled with a roman numeral number.
All natural minor scales follow the same patten:
i, iiº, III, iv, v, VI, VII
We use uppercase roman numeral numbers to represent major chords, lowercase to represent minor chords, uppercase with a small plus sign to represent augmented chords, and lowercase with a small circle to represent diminished chords.
First, fourth and fifth chords of a natural minor scale will always be minor. Third, sixth and seventh chords of a natural minor scale will always be major. Second chord of a natural minor scale will always be diminished.
The seven diatonic chords formed from the key of D minor are:
i. D – F – A (D minor chord)
iiº. E – G – B♭ (E diminished chord)
III. F – A – C (F major chord)
iv. G – B♭ – D (G minor chord)
v. A – C – E (A minor chord)
VI. B♭- D – F (B♭ major chord)
VII. C – E – G (C major chord)
These are the chords that are diatonic to the D minor scale. They are directly related to the D minor key and make a harmonic sound for music in the same key.
Categories: Minor Scale Diatonic Chords