D chord inversions

D/F# and D/A are the first and second inversions of the D major. This means that the bass tone is shifting from D to F sharp or A. Both these chords are also referred to as slash chords.


D/F#

  • D/F# chord diagram

D/A

  • D/A chord diagram

Try in a chord progression

G - D/F# - Em
D/A - Am - C

Theory of the D/F# and D/A chords

Both chords consist of the notes D, F#, A. The difference is that the order of notes shifts. In the first inversion is F# the bass note and in the second inversion is A the bass note.

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