D major chord

D major chord for guitar in different forms, both the standard open and barre chords.
More D chord categories: Dm | D7 | Dmaj7 | Dm7 (use the search function for more categories)


  • D chord diagram

D barre 1st

  • D barre chord diagram

D barre 2nd

  • D barre chord diagram

Relevant chords


  • D/B chord diagram


  • D/C chord diagram

D (no3)

  • D no 3rd chord diagram

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.

Additional comments

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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