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D maj Description

This chord is composed of the Root, Major Third, and Perfect Fifth

The Dmaj chord is known as:

  • D Major
  • D Maj
  • D M
  • D Major Triad
  • Dmaj

This chord is composed of the notes D, F#, and A

Learn 16 positions for this chord

Position 1

Fingers Positions

  • Mute the low E string
  • Let the A string play without pressing any fret
  • Let the D string play without pressing any fret
  • Place your index finger (1) on the fret 2 of the G string
  • Place your middle finger (2) on the fret 2 of the high E string
  • Place your ring finger (3) on the fret 3 of the B string

Position Characteristics

  • This position uses open strings

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Position 2

Fingers Positions

  • Mute the low E string
  • Mute the high E string
  • Place your index finger (1) on the fret 5 of the A string
  • Place your ring finger (3) on the fret 7 of the D, G and B strings at the same time

Position Characteristics

  • This position requires barre
  • This position is movable

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Position 3

Fingers Positions

  • Place your index finger (1) on the fret 10 of the low E, B and high E strings at the same time
  • Place your middle finger (2) on the fret 11 of the G string
  • Place your ring finger (3) on the fret 12 of the A string
  • Place your pinky finger (4) on the fret 12 of the D string

Position Characteristics

  • This position requires barre
  • This position is movable

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Position 4

Fingers Positions

  • Mute the low E string
  • Mute the A string
  • Let the D string play without pressing any fret
  • Place your index finger (1) on the fret 2 of the G string
  • Place your middle finger (2) on the fret 2 of the high E string
  • Place your ring finger (3) on the fret 3 of the B string

Position Characteristics

  • This position uses open strings

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Position 5

Fingers Positions

  • Mute the low E string
  • Place your index finger (1) on the fret 2 of the G and high E strings at the same time
  • Place your middle finger (2) on the fret 3 of the B string
  • Place your ring finger (3) on the fret 4 of the D string
  • Place your pinky finger (4) on the fret 5 of the A string

Position Characteristics

  • This position requires barre
  • This position is movable

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Position 6

Fingers Positions

  • Mute the low E string
  • Place your index finger (1) on the fret 5 of the A and high E strings at the same time
  • Place your ring finger (3) on the fret 7 of the D, G and B strings at the same time

Position Characteristics

  • This position requires barre
  • This position is movable

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Position 7

Fingers Positions

  • Mute the low E string
  • Let the A string play without pressing any fret
  • Place your index finger (1) on the fret 2 of the G and high E strings at the same time
  • Place your middle finger (2) on the fret 3 of the B string
  • Place your ring finger (3) on the fret 4 of the D string

Position Characteristics

  • This position requires barre
  • This position uses open strings

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Position 8

Fingers Positions

  • Mute the low E string
  • Mute the A string
  • Let the D string play without pressing any fret
  • Place your index finger (1) on the fret 5 of the high E string
  • Place your ring finger (3) on the fret 7 of the G string
  • Place your pinky finger (4) on the fret 7 of the B string

Position Characteristics

  • This position uses open strings

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Position 9

Fingers Positions

  • Mute the low E string
  • Mute the high E string
  • Place your index finger (1) on the fret 2 of the G string
  • Place your middle finger (2) on the fret 3 of the B string
  • Place your ring finger (3) on the fret 4 of the D string
  • Place your pinky finger (4) on the fret 5 of the A string

Position Characteristics

  • This position is movable

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Position 10

Fingers Positions

  • Mute the D string
  • Mute the B string
  • Mute the high E string
  • Place your index finger (1) on the fret 9 of the A string
  • Place your middle finger (2) on the fret 10 of the low E string
  • Place your pinky finger (4) on the fret 11 of the G string

Position Characteristics

  • This position is movable

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Position 11

Fingers Positions

  • Mute the low E string
  • Mute the A string
  • Place your index finger (1) on the fret 2 of the G and high E strings at the same time
  • Place your middle finger (2) on the fret 3 of the B string
  • Place your ring finger (3) on the fret 4 of the D string

Position Characteristics

  • This position requires barre
  • This position is movable

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Position 12

Fingers Positions

  • Mute the low E string
  • Mute the A string
  • Mute the high E string
  • Place your index finger (1) on the fret 7 of the D, G and B strings at the same time

Position Characteristics

  • This position requires barre
  • This position is movable

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Position 13

Fingers Positions

  • Mute the low E string
  • Let the A string play without pressing any fret
  • Mute the B string
  • Mute the high E string
  • Place your index finger (1) on the fret 2 of the G string
  • Place your ring finger (3) on the fret 4 of the D string

Position Characteristics

  • This position uses open strings

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Position 14

Fingers Positions

  • Mute the low E string
  • Mute the A string
  • Place your index finger (1) on the fret 7 of the D, G and B strings at the same time
  • Place your pinky finger (4) on the fret 10 of the high E string

Position Characteristics

  • This position requires barre
  • This position is movable

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Position 15

Fingers Positions

  • Mute the low E string
  • Mute the A string
  • Place your index finger (1) on the fret 10 of the B and high E strings at the same time
  • Place your middle finger (2) on the fret 11 of the G string
  • Place your ring finger (3) on the fret 12 of the D string

Position Characteristics

  • This position requires barre
  • This position is movable

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Position 16

Fingers Positions

  • Mute the low E string
  • Mute the G string
  • Mute the B string
  • Mute the high E string
  • Place your index finger (1) on the fret 4 of the D string
  • Place your middle finger (2) on the fret 5 of the A string

Position Characteristics

  • This position is movable

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