D minor

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D minor Attributes
  • Relative major: F major
  • Parallel major: D major
  • Fr. re mineur
  • It. re minore
  • Ger. d-Moll
  • Sp. re menor

D minor (or Dm) is the natural minor tonality, scale or chord based on the tonal center of D. The scale and tonality are made up of the pitches D, E, F, G, A, Bb and C, while the chord comprises of D, F, and A. Its key signature consists of one flat.

<music> \cadenzaOn \meterOff \key d \minor d e f g a bes! c \bar "|"<d, f a>1 <f a d> <a d f> </music>

The D Minor Scale and Chord Inversions

Famous pieces in D minor

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  • Wolfgang Mozart - Requiem
  • Gustav Mahler - Symphony No. 3
  • JS Bach - "Toccata and Fugue"
  • Antonin Dvorak - Symphony No.7
  • Dmitri Shostakovich - Symphony No.5
  • Jean Sibelius - Violin Concerto
  • Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No.9 "Choral"