Climbing the D Scale with Chords
Guitar Level: Intermediate
Here’s some alternative ways to play some interesting sounding chords in the key of D (two sharps) that employ the use of triads and a D as the base note for each chord. This is actually called a “pedal tone” in musical lingo and it can produce some really nice sound effects. Try strumming these chords, finger picking them, or individual note arpeggios for different sounds.
D E F# G A B C# D
Typical Chords used in the key of D:
D, Em, F#m, G, A, Bm, C#dim
Try these chords the next time that you are accompanying a song in the key of D, even if the /D is not called for, and especially if you have two guitarists and the other player is covering the common chords.
- Some Slash D Chords (sjbrown58.wordpress.com)