The D augmented chord (D+) is a D Major chord, with a raised 5th. It contains the notes D, F# and A#.

Each note of the D augmented chord is separated by an interval of a Major 3rd. Because every interval inside the D augmented chord is identical, it is known as a symmetrical chord. Another way of looking at this is as follows – If you play an augmented chord starting from any of the notes inside the D+ chord, the new chord will contain the same notes as the D augmented chord:

  • The D augmented chord contains the notes D, F#, A#
  • The F# augmented chord contains the notes F#, A#, Cx (that’s C double sharp, which is the same as D)
  • The A# augmented chord contains the notes A#, Cx (same as D), Ex (that’s E double sharp, which is the same as F#)

Some Quick D+ Chord Theory

  • The D augmented chord contains the notes D, F# and A#.
  • The D+ chord is produced by playing the 1st (root), 3rd and sharp 5th note of the D Major scale.
  • The D augmented chord (just like all augmented chords) contains the following intervals (from the root note): Major 3rd, Major 3rd, Major 3rd (back to the root note).
  • D augmented is a D chord, with the A raised to A#.
  • The D augmented chord resolves naturally to the D minor or D Major chord.
  • D augmented contains the same notes as F# augmented and A# augmented.

10 Ways To Play The D Augmented Chord

If you’ve come to this page just to view some chord diagrams for D+, here they are.

D Augmented Chord 10 Ways

Further Reading

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