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fretie
12-09-2012, 04:11 PM
I've been playing for a year now. Just having fun, strumming chords, a little finger picking and the occasional chord melody song. I'm ok with chords like E and B flat and various bar chords, no problem. But Dm7 is always kind of lame for me. Can't seem to get that pinky low enough to sound the A string clearly. :(

Got any tips that might help me clean up this chord? :confused:

mikeg0232
12-09-2012, 04:21 PM
Not sure without pics, but try rotating your palm towards the uke body. This will bring your pinky lower. Your pointer first knuckle will be above the nut against the headstock.

fretie
12-09-2012, 04:25 PM
Humm...that's a good suggestion...I will try that.

cheesegasuki
12-09-2012, 04:55 PM
Got any tips that might help me clean up this chord? :confused:

I play Dm7 by barring the G and C strings at the 2nd fret with my middle finger, the E string with my index, and the A string with my ring finger. Don't even use my pinky, and it's easier for me to transition to other chords.

mm stan
12-09-2012, 05:33 PM
I play Dm7 by barring the G and C strings at the 2nd fret with my middle finger, the E string with my index, and the A string with my ring finger. Don't even use my pinky, and it's easier for me to transition to other chords.

I use this too and at first. i keep my elbow out ....like 90 degrees from the fretboard....

Skrik
12-09-2012, 07:02 PM
Try playing F. On the ukulele, it's compatible with Dm7.

anthonyg
12-09-2012, 09:16 PM
Dm7? Easy. It's a barre across fret 5. Simple as that. All strings open is Am7.

Anthony

Louis0815
12-09-2012, 11:57 PM
Try playing F. On the ukulele, it's compatible with Dm7.And if you want the root note in there, play it 2015.

BTW: www.ukulelehelper.com shows 12 variants of Dm7...

fretie
12-10-2012, 11:32 AM
Dm7? Easy. It's a barre across fret 5. Simple as that. All strings open is Am7.

Anthony

Yeah,that's a pretty easy alternative but does sound a bit high pitched, eh?

Nickie
12-10-2012, 05:18 PM
I practice fretting with all my fingers when I am working where I have to be quiet. It really helps strenghten my tiny pinkie.

anthonyg
12-10-2012, 08:53 PM
Yeah,that's a pretty easy alternative but does sound a bit high pitched, eh?

Yes it depends on the chord progression your playing. Its not going to always work yet as I play low G strung ukulele's most of the time it usually works for me.

Anthony

stevepetergal
12-11-2012, 06:19 PM
Try playing F. On the ukulele, it's compatible with Dm7.

Skrik's got the answer. Play a F simple chord, fretting the first string at the third fret (always using only the tips of your fingers, wrist forward) 2013. Now flatten out your middle finger (no longer just the tip of the finger) to fret both the fourth and third string at 2. Tadaah!! 2213 Dm7.