D Sharp Minor Scale

This scale reference contains the notes, formula, structure, positions, chords, and modes for the D Sharp Minor scale on guitar. For an in-depth lesson on the minor scale, see Minor Scale Patterns, Positions and Theory.

Notes of D# Minor Scale

The D# Minor scale contains 1 flat and 6 natural notes.

D# – E# – F# – G# – A# – B – C#

Scale Formula

The scale formula for the D Sharp Minor scale is:

Root – Major 2nd – Minor 3rd – Perfect 4th – Perfect 5th – Minor 6th – Minor 7th

IntervalsRootMajor 2ndMinor 3rdPerfect 4thPerfect 5thMinor 6thMinor 7th
NotesD#E#F#G#A#BC#

Scale Structure

D Sharp Minor is a minor scale, so it follows the minor scale structure of whole and half step intervals:

W H W W H W W

D sharp minor scale whole step half step structure

Scale Positions

The diagrams below outline the 5 CAGED positions for the D# Minor scale.

Position 1

D sharp minor scale position 1 diagram

Position 2

D sharp minor scale position 2 diagram

Position 3

D sharp minor scale position 3 diagram

Position 4

D sharp minor scale position 4 diagram

Position 5

D sharp minor scale position 5 diagram

Chords in the Key of D# Minor

When you harmonize the D Sharp Minor scale you get the following chords:

DegreeiiiĀ°IIIivvVIVII
ChordD#mE#dimF#G#mA#mBC#
Chord NotesD# – F# – A#E# – G# – BF# – A# – C#G# – B – D#A# – C# – E#B – D# – F#C# – E# – G#

Relative and Parallel Scales

Relative Major of D Sharp Minor: F# Major | D# – E# – F# – G# – A# – B – C#

Parallel Major of D Sharp Minor: D# Major | D# – E# – F## – G# – A# – B# – C##

Modes

The following are the modes of D Sharp Minor:

  • F# Ionian (Major)
  • G# Dorian (Minor)
  • A# Phrygian (Minor)
  • B Lydian (Major)
  • C# Mixolydian (Major)
  • D# Aeolian (Minor)
  • E# Locrian (Minor)