D5 chord

D5 chords (D power chord) for guitar in different forms, including open positions and shapes with alternative bass note.



D5 chord diagram

The diagram shows a popular way to play D5. This is an open chord and involves three strings. The chord consists of the notes D and A.

Alternative shapes without a double octave note

D5 power chords

D5 with a double octave


  • D5 in close position


  • D5 in close position

D5 alternative chords


  • D5/A


  • D5/A

Theory and information

Try in a chord progression

D5 - A5 - E5

Chord names

D5 is also called D power chord. D5/A is an inverted version of the chord.

Notes in the chord

The notes that the D5 chord consists of are D, A.
When it is played with three notes the D note is duplicated on a higher octave.

Written in tab format (main version in open position)

- - -
- 3 -
- 2 -
- 0 -
- - -
- - -

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