Alternate Chord Voicings – Key of D

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In this lesson, Bradford walks through several alternate voicings of common chords in the key of D. These voicings will allow you to move more quickly between chords, and they sound a little more open and natural, especially on acoustic.

Standard chords in D

Typically, you would play chords in A using these voicings:

DmajAmajGBmEm

While these chords will sound fine, here are some alternatives you can use that will add a bit of flavor to your playing. When playing in D, you can use these voicings interchangeably with the standard voicings – they will pretty much always sound accurate.

Alternate D Voicing

D2

Alternate D Voicing – D/F#

DoverF#

Alternate A voicing

Asus

Alternate Bm voicing

Bm-alt

Alternate Em voicing

Em-alt

Alternate G voicing – G Major 7th

Gmaj7