D Major Guitar Chord Lesson for the Beginner
The D Major 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 and 5 positions of this scale. Meaning the notes D, F# and A. The D Major Chord is a very easy chord to play and one of the first most beginners learn.
The only challenge to this chord is making certain you do not strum the Low E and A strings as indicated in the chord chart below. If you happen to hit the A string, its not a big deal. It will still sound like a D chord as the A note is part of this chord.
D Major Chord Notes: D, F# and A
Here is a key that will help you read the chart:
Make certain you are pressing down hard enough on the strings to produce a clean sound. Also, as indicated in the chart above, make sure you are only strumming the first four strings. The fifth and sixth strings are not played.
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Guitar Chords in the Key of D major