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Chord Progressions in D Major

In this lesson, we’re going to look at two famous chord progressions in D major. The first one is a I – V – VI – IV progression, which is one of the most common chord progressions of all time. We’re going to see how it is used in U2’s famous song With or Without You. The second one we’re going to look at is First Cut is the Deepest, the Sheryl Crow version in D major.

6 Basic Chords For D Major

Here we will be looking at the six main chords used in the key of D major, one of the most common keys on the guitar. Be warned, however, as a couple of barre chords are included in this key as well.


Open Tunings: D Major & E Major

If you ever find yourself getting a little bored with the status quo on your guitar (how COULD you!?!), may we humbly suggest simply cranking those old tuning pegs in a way you’re not accustomed to, and see what comes out.

You’ll be surprised how the sound of your guitar can change so much simply by altering the tuning you’re using.

This lesson covers tuning your guitar in D major and E major, two closely related alternate tunings that you’re sure to enjoy.