The Db Major chord is one of the most common and popular chords on the guitar. None of the notes in the Db chord can be played on the open strings of the guitar, so bar chords are the most common way of playing the chord.

Some Quick A Chord Theory

  • The Db Major chord contains the notes Db, F and Ab.
  • The Db Major chord is produced by playing the 1st (root), 3rd and 5th notes of the Db Major scale.
  • The Db 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).
  • In the key of Db, the following chords will compliment the Db chord: Db, Ebm, Fm, Gb, Ab, Bbm, C diminished.

10 Ways To Play The A Major Chord

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

Db Major Chord - 10 Shapes

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