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.