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|D Major chord intervals and notes|
|Intervals||1 - 3 - 5|
|Notes in D maj||D - F# (Gb) - A|
Major chords are triads, also known as three note chords. The 3 notes that make up major chords are the 1st - 3rd - 5th interval notes counted from the root, ascending as per the major scale. Major chords are often inverted, meaning that we change the order of the notes to 3 - 5 - 1 for example. 5 - 1 - 3 is another popular inveret form of major chords..
Here are 6 voicings of the Dmaj guitar chord, with a chord chart to each voicings' fingering.
Notice that the root note of a chord will be it's main, and lowest note. However, this will not be true for chord inversions.
Switching between chords is a great way of learning to play new chords, try it out!