D major chord
D major chord for piano (including D/F# and D/A inversions) presented by keyboard diagrams.
Explanation: The regular D chord is a triad, meaning that it consists of three notes. On the picture of the keyboard, you can see the three notes of the D chord marked in red color.
Theory: The D major chord is constructed with a rootThe lowest note in the chord, a major thirdAn interval consisting of four semitones, the 3rd scale degree and a perfect fifthAn interval consisting of seven semitones, the 5th scale degree.
Fingerings: Little finger, middle finger, thumb (left hand); thumb, middle finger, little finger (right hand).
Notes: D - F# - A
D major - inversions
Explanation: D/F# is a D major chord with F# as the bass note and D/A is a D major chord with A as the bass note.
D/F# (1st inversion)
Fingerings: 5-3-1 (LH) 1-2-5 (RH)
D/A (2nd inversion)
Fingerings: 5-2-1 (LH) 1-3-5 (RH)
See also D chords with alternative bass notes ›