Piano Lessons For D Chord

As you go through numerous piano lessons, one common practice you’ll run into are chords. They are the basis of creating many songs and you may have heard them in your favorite songs.

In this article, we will go through the D chord to get a feel as to how to play it.

Piano Lessons For D Chord – What Is It?

A chord is a compilation of three keys played either simultaneously or separately. When three of them are played together, they are sometimes called a chord triad because of the three distinct keys that are played. The D Chord comes from the D Major Scale, which you can learn about in my post called Piano Lessons For Piano Scales – D Major.

Piano Lessons For D Chord – How Is It Played?

Here is how it looks on the treble clef:

D Chord on Treble Clef Staff

D Chord on Treble Clef Staff

The three whole notes depict the three notes that are a part of the D Chord. The numbers show how they should be played with your right hand. View how you would play them on the piano keyboard:

D Chord with Finger Position on Piano Keyboard

D Chord with Finger Position on Piano Keyboard

Piano Lessons For D Chord – How Does It Sound?

I’ve create an audio clip that demonstrates how this triad sounds like (audio file will appear in new window):

D Chord

Conclusion

Practicing the D chord in your piano lessons will give you great practice in playing and listening to music better.

What other combination of keys can you add to this particular chord triad to make it harmonious? Leave your comment below

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