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


  • 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

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 is D, F#, A.
To get D7 add C.
To get Dmaj7 add C#.
To get D6 add B.


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

Written in tab format

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

See also D minor chord.

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