D7 chord

D7 chord for guitar in different forms, including open and barre chords.


D7 chord diagram XX0212

The most common way to play the chord. Avoid playing on the 5th and 6th strings. D7 is a four-note chord consisting of D, F#, A, C.

Alternative shapes

D7 barre

  • D7 barre shape X57575

D7 barre

  • D7 barre shape


  • D7 voicing


  • D7 shape

Relevant chords


  • D7sus4 shape

Theory and information

Try in a chord progression

D7 - A7 - G7 - D7 (see with diagrams in pdf)

Chord names

When playing D7 with X5453X fingering, dampen the first string with the index finger. Also the 10 X 10 11 10 X fingering is played by damping strings.

Notes in the chord

The notes that the D7 chord consists of are D, F#, A, C.
To get D9 add E.
To get Dmaj7 replace C with C#.


The D seventh is constructed with the formula 1-3-5-b7. In pictured version below the root (1st) is played on the open 4th string:

D7 chord diagram with intervals


1st inversion: D7/F# (means that F# is the bass note).
2nd inversion: D7/A (means that A is the bass note).
3rd inversion: D7/C (means that C is the bass note).
Diagrams of these inversions


D7 (no3) is a D dominant 7th with no third (F#).
D7 (no5) is a D dominant 7th with no fifth (A).

Assorted slash chords

Versions with alternate bass notes in short notation:

D7/F: 100212
D7/Bb: X10212
D7/B: X20212

Alternative chord names

D7/E is theoretically identical with D9/E.
D7/G is theoretically identical with D11/G.

Written in tab format (main version in open position)

- 2 -
- 1 -
- 2 -
- 0 -
- - -
- - -

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