D major chord

D major chord for guitar in different forms, both open and barre chords. See also D minor chord.


  • D chord diagram

D barre 1st

  • D barre chord

D barre 2nd

  • D barre chord

Try in a chord progression

D - G - A - D

Chords thats sounds good together with D major

The primary chords that will 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).

Written in tab format

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

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