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Fingering an Open Postion D Major `Ukulele Chord

There are several ways to finger an open position D major chord.

Published: 02 Jan 2005 Updated: 03 Feb 2017Visits: 8Code: UL111

Topic: Chords ukulele Subjects: Chords Beginner

Fingering an Open Postion D Major `Ukulele Chord

There are several ways to finger an open position D major chord. Depending on the context of how it's being used, one fingering might be better than another.

Check out out this Chord a Day lesson for D. This is the fingering I use most often.

"Mushy" D

Finger two is covering string four and string three with a partial barre. This chord is transposable up and down the fingerboard by placing finger one on string one, two frets lower than the fingers on strings two, three, and four.

For fingering notes, the goal is always to get right behind the fret. That is the location that requires the least amount of effort for pressing the string down to the fingerboard. This fingering is also the goal for the individual notes of a chord. It's not always possible, especially when the notes are on the same fret on adjacent strings. This barre of finger two allows you to get as close to the frets as possible. And, with the added benefit of still being able to use finger one and four for embellishments and added notes.

End of Lesson - Thanks, Hope You Enjoyed It!

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