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D Shape Barre Chord

    This barre chord can come in handy when you least expect it. It’s a little difficult to play at first…

    Here’s what the  D chord looks like:

    Now, here it is barred:

    (audio example D#/Eb root 1st fret, 4th string)

    Fret/Chord Chart

    You can determine the name of the chord when the root (lowest) note is
    played on the frets in the chart below.



    Play the D major barre chord on the 1st fret, then the 2nd, and continue
    up the fret board all the way up to the 12th fret. Then go all the way
    back down to the open position. The exercise is performed in the audio
    example below.