The D Major chord is one of the most common and popular chords on the guitar. The open D chord is one of the first chords that most guitarists learn, and it has been used in countless songs across many genres.

Some Quick D Chord Theory

  • The D Major chord contains the notes D, F# and A.
  • The D Major chord is produced by playing the 1st (root), 3rd and 5th notes of the D Major scale.
  • The D Major chord (just like all Major chords) contains the following intervals (from the root note): Major 3rd, minor 3rd, Perfect 4th (back to the root note).
  • The D Major chord is the first chord in the key of D Major. The seven chords in the key of D Major are: D, Em, F#, G, A, Bm, C# diminished.

10 Ways To Play The D Major Chord

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

D Major Chord - 10 Shapes

Further Reading

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