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D Major Chord

D

To play the D chord, place the first, second and third fingers of your left hand as shown in the diagram, and strum all four strings.

When learning new chords, try to memorize the shape and visualize it before placing your fingers on the fretboard. When changing chords, hold down the current chord but visualize the next chord you are about to change to. This will solidify all the chords in your memory and will make chord changes easier.

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Rhythm Pattern

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In this chord progression there are two chords in each bar. Each chord lasts for two beats. The rhythm pattern has two half note strums, so each chord is strummed once.

Rhythm Pattern

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26Sloop John B

The following song Sloop John B is a well-known American folk song. This song is in time and is in the key of G major. Play the chords using the rhythm pattern shown here.

Rhythm Pattern

26Sloop John B

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