D chords for guitar

D → D13

Chords in D

All D chords are derived from the D Major Scale which consists of 2 sharps - F#, C# and reads: D - E - F# - G - A - B - C#

D Major key signature
Scale of D Major
D E F# G A B C#
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th
  9th   11th   13th  

D - D major (1-3-5)

Spelling: 1st(D), 3rd(F#), 5th(A)


D7 - D seventh (1-3-5-b7)

Spelling: 1st(D), 3rd(F#), 5th(A), b7th(C)


Dm - D minor (1-b3-5)

Spelling: 1st(D), b3rd(F), 5th(A)


Dm7 - D minor seventh (1-b3-5-b7)

Spelling: 1st(D), b3rd(F), 5th(A), b7th(C)


Dmaj7 (D Δ 7 ) - D major seventh (1-3-5-7)

Spelling: 1st(D), 3rd(F#), 5th(A), 7th(C#)


Dsus4 (Dsus) - D suspended fourth (1-4-5)

Spelling: 1st(D), 4th(G), 5th(A) - No third


D7sus4 (D7+4) - D seventh suspended fourth (1-4-5-b7)

Spelling: 1st(D), 4th(G), 5th(A), b7th(C) - No third


D6 - D sixth (1-3-5-6)

Spelling: 1st(D), 3rd(F#), 5th(A), 6th(B)


Dm6 - D minor sixth (1-b3-5-6)

Spelling: 1st(D), b3rd(F), 5th(A), 6th(B)


D9 - D ninth (1-3-5-b7-9)

Spelling: 1st(D), 3rd(F#), 5th(A), b7th(C), 9th(E)


Dm9 - D minor ninth (1-b3-5-b7-9)

Spelling: 1st(D), b3rd(F), 5th(A), b7th(C), 9th(E)


Dmaj9 (D  ⃤  9 ) - D major ninth (1-3-5-7-9)

Spelling: 1st(D), 3rd(F#), 5th(A), 7th(C#), 9th(E)


D6/9 - D six 9 OR D major sixth added ninth (1-3-5-6-9)

Spelling: 1st(D), 3rd(F#), 5th(A), 6th(B), 9th(E)


D7#9 (D7+9) - D seventh augmented ninth (1-3-5-b7-#9)

Spelling: 1st(D), 3rd(F#), 5th(A), b7th(C), #9th(F)


D7b9 (D7-9) - D seventh flat nine or D seventh minor ninth (1-3-5-b7-b9)

Spelling: 1st(D), 3rd(F#), 5th(A), b7th(C), b9th(Eb)


Daug (D+) - D augmented (1-3-#5)

Spelling: 1st(D), 3rd(F#), #5th(A#)

More on augmented chords and why they can be played using similar shapes in a variety of positions.


D7#5 (D7+5) - D seventh augmented fifth (1-3-#5-b7)

Spelling: 1st(D), 3rd(F#), #5th(A#), b7th(C)


Ddim (Dº) - D diminished (1-b3-b5)

Spelling: 1st(D), b3rd(F), b5th(Ab)


Ddim7 (Dº7) - D diminished seventh (1-b3-b5-bb7)

Spelling: 1st(D), b3rd(F), b5th(Ab), bb7th(B)

More on diminished 7th chords and why they can be played using similar shapes in a variety of positions... the 1st position is the most popular.


D-5   D diminished fifth (1-3-b5)

Spelling: 1st(D), 3rd(F#), b5th(Ab)


D7b5 (D7-5) - D seventh diminished fifth (1-3-b5-b7)

Spelling: 1st(D), 3rd(F#), b5th(Ab), b7th(C)


D9b5 (D9-5) - D ninth diminished fifth (1-3-b5-b7-9)

Spelling: 1st(D), 3rd(F#), b5th(Ab), b7th(C), 9th(E)


D11 - D eleventh (1-3-5-b7-9-11)

Spelling: 1st(D), 3rd(F#), 5th(A), b7th(C), 9th(E), 11th(G)


D13 - D thirteenth (1-3-5-b7-9-13)

Spelling: 1st(D), 3rd(F#), 5th(A), b7th(C), 9th(E), 13th(B)

Please Note: Because 13th chords are made up of 7 notes, they are impossible to play on a 6 string guitar. In the charts above we have not included the 11th note as this is a dominant 13th chord and the 11th note (G) conflicts with the 3rd note (F#) by a semitone.

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