The D Diminished chord is composed of the Root, Minor Third, and diminished Fifth
Some chord charts name this chord as:
- D Diminished
- D Dim
- D Diminished Triad
- D Ø
The Ddim chord is composed of the notes D, F, and Ab
Diminished chords introduce a great deal of tension in your sound, tension that wants to be resolved by playing the tonic.
Notes in the D dim chord:
How to create the Diminished chord:
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