Dmaj7 chord

D major 7th chord for guitar in different forms, including open and barre chords.


Dmaj7 chord diagram XX0222

The diagram shows the most common way to play the chord in open position. A tip is to lay one finger over the three thinnest strings on the second fret. Avoid playing on the 5th and 6th strings.

Alternative shapes

Dmaj7 barre

  • Dmaj7 barre shape X57675


  • Dmaj7 shape X5767X


  • Dmaj7 shape

Theory and information

Try in a chord progression

Em9 - A7 - Dmaj7 (see with diagrams in pdf)

Chord name

Dmaj7 is an abbreviation for D major seventh. A less common abbreviation is DM7. A third system is the triangle (delta) symbol: D7.

Notes in the chord

The notes that the Dmaj7 chord consists of are D, F#, A, C#.
To get Dmaj9 add E.


1st inversion: Dmaj7/F# (means that F# is the bass note).
2nd inversion: Dmaj7/A (means that A is the bass note).
3rd inversion: Dmaj7/C# (means that C# is the bass note).
Diagrams of these inversions

Assorted inversions and slash chords

Versions with alternate bass notes in short notation:

Dmaj7/F#: 200222
Dmaj7/A: X00222
Dmaj7/B: X20222
Dmaj7/G: 300222
Dmaj7/E: 000222

Alternative chord names

Dmaj7/E is theoretically identical with Dmaj9/E.
Dmaj7/G is theoretically identical with Dmaj11/G.
Dmaj7/B is theoretically identical with Bm9.

Alternative shapes and voicings

The chord can also be fingered as XX0225, sometimes referred to as Dmaj7 with A at the top.

Written in tab format (main version in open position)

- 2 -
- 2 -
- 2 -
- 0 -
- - -
- - -

For pdf, see The Chord Reference ebook with over 800 chord charts.

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