This lesson builds on the ones before it, so if you haven’t covered posture, string/finger names, and the D and G chord, make sure to master those lessons before this one.
Our chords for today are D, G, and A, and Bm. These chords will allow you to play a ton of songs in the key of D.
The D Major Chord
We have covered this chord in the two previous lessons, but here it is for reference.
The G Major Chord
We covered the G chord in the last lesson. When playing in the key of D, I prefer to use this variation of the G.
The A chord
When playing the A chord, you’ll need to scrunch your fingers right up against one another. I prefer to use my 2nd finger on the D string, my 1st finger on the G string, and my 3rd finger on the B string. You’ll need to place your first finger a bit behind the 2nd and 3rd fingers – refer to the video above to see how they sort of form a triangle.
The Bm Chord
The B Minor chord is typically the first barre chord most people learn, but it doesn’t have to be. I like to use this variation of the Bm chord when playing in the key of D. If you would like to learn the barre chord version, it looks like this: