D major chord
D barre 1st
D barre 2nd
Try in a chord progression
D - G - A - D
Chords thats sounds good together with D major
The primary chords that sound good in a chord progression with D is: Em, F#m, G, A, Bm.
Finger position (D chord)
Index (1st) finger on 3rd (thinnest) string, 2nd fret.
Middle (2nd) finger on 1st (thinnest) string, 2nd fret.
Ring (3rd) finger on 2nd (thinnest) string, 3rd fret.
Theory of the D chord
The notes that an D chord consists of are D, F#, A.
To get D7 add C.
To get Dmaj7 add C#.
To get D6 add B.
D/B : this is a D major with B as bass note.
D/C : this is a D major with C as bass note.
D (no3) : this is a D major without the third (F#) and is identical with D5. A tip is to combine it with Dsus4/E (XX2035) and Dsus4/G (3X0035).
1st inversion: D/F# (means that F# is the bass note).
2nd inversion: D/A (means that A is the bass note).
Diagrams of these inversions
Alternative chord names
D/B is identical with D6/B and Bm7.
D/C is identical with D7/C.
Written in tab format
- 2 -
- 3 -
- 2 -
- 0 -
- - -
- - -
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