How To Play The D Chord On Guitar
D Chord Guitar Instructions
To play the D chord on your guitar, picture the D chord chart shown to the left as your fret board and neck (if you were to stand your guitar up vertically).
The horizontal lines represent the fret bars, the vertical lines show the strings and the dots show where to place your fingers.
Play the D chord by placing your fingers exactly where the diagram shows and strumming the correct strings.
D Guitar Chord Finger Positions
Here's where to position your fingers when you want to play the D chord:
- Tune your guitar Tune your guitar to the standard tuning (EADGBe)
- Index finger: 2nd fret, 3rd string. Place your index finger on the 2nd fret of the 3rd string.
- Middle finger: 2nd fret, 1st string. Place your middle finger on the 2nd fret of the 1st string.
- Ring finger: 3rd fret, 2nd string. Place your ring finger on the 3rd fret of the 2nd string.
- Play chord. Strum all strings, except the 6th and 5th strings.
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These Songs Use The D Chord
Mastered playing the D chord on your guitar? Challenge yourself by trying to play these songs to help you memorise it (they all use the D chord)!
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