Advanced Guitar Chord Lesson – Learn To Play Dmaj9

Learn how to play the Dmaj9 (also known as D Major 9, D Major 9th, Dmaj9th) guitar chord with this free lesson. The Dmaj9 Guitar Chord is found in the D Major Scale: D E F# G A B C# D. It is made up of the 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9.

DMaj9th Chord Notes: D, F#, A, C# and E

Here is a key that will help you read the chart:

Basic Guitar Chords Chart Key

Everything on the above chart should be self explanatory, except for the last three in the third column. They may need a bit of explaining. The O, or open symbol, simply means that you do not press down on any notes on that string. The X means you do not strum that particular string. The Barre symbol means you need to barre that particular fret. When you barre a fret you are pressing down on multiple strings at the same time with one finger.


Chord Playing Tips: Be sure that you are pressing down on the strings hard enough. You should play each string one at a time to make sure you have a nice clean sound. If any of the strings buzz or sound muted, then something is not right.


  1. Simon Harris says

    Interesting lesson!

    However, as it’s a ninth chord (that’s the two an octave above the root), it’s handy to have it soundonding high on the chord.

    You can play it open D, second fret A, second fret C# and open E, for example.

    Lot’s more possibilities!!!

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