D7 chord for guitar in different forms, including open and barre chords.
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.
Theory and information
Try in a chord progression
D7 - A7 - G7 - D7 (see with diagrams in pdf)
D7 is a dominant chord. D7/F#, D7/A and D7/C are inversions of the chord.
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#.
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:
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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