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Guitar Chords: The D Chords

Prepared by Alan Humm

Chord files color and symbol key1

1 All fingerings should be interpreted as suggestions, not as requirements.

• Verticle lines are strings.
• Horizontal lines are frets.
• The double line at the top is the nut.

• The numbers at the top of each diagram are suggested fingerings.
• 0 on top means that string is played open
• The red Vs point to the lowest sounding roots.
• X at the top represents a string that is not played
• Curved lines in the fingering area indicate a barre (one finger holding down multiple strings).
• The dots are where you put your fingers.
• Hollow dots are alternate notes for the same chord.
x on the string means that it should be blocked, usually with the finger on the next lowest string.

Color code:
Red = root or 1st.
Dark Yellow = 2nd.
Green = 3rd.
Greenish Blue = 4th.
Blue = 5th.
Pink = 6th.
Purple = 7th.

Minors and majors are not distinguished by color, but they are predictable: Minor chords receive both minor thirds and minor sixths. Sevenths are minor unless otherwise specified.

Major forms
D chord graph D2 chord graph D6 chord graph D7 chord graph Dmaj7 chord graph
D9 chord graph D11 chord graph D13 chord graph Blank chord graph D+ chord graph
Minor forms
Dm chord graph Dm2 chord graph Dm6 chord graph Dm7 chord graph DmMaj7 chord graph
Dm9 chord graph Dm11 chord graph Dm13 chord graph D7 chord graph D%7 chord graph
Altered third forms
Dsus2 chord graph Dsus4 chord graph D7sus2 chord graph D7sus4 chord graph Dno3 chord graph
Mobile forms
D root graph C_form D graph A_form D graph G_form D graph E_form D graph

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