D/F# will give you a deep and rich sounding D Major. It's called D/F# because your thumb is fretting the F# note on the E string (the 6th string).
How to Play D/F# on the Guitar:
- Place Your Left Index Finger on the 3rd String, 2nd Fret
- Place Your Left Middle Finger on the 1st String, 2nd Fret
- Place Your Left Ring Finger on the 2nd String, 3rd Fret
- Place Your Left Thumb on the 6th String, 2nd Fret
- Strings 4 and 5 are used in this D/F# chord, but are not fretted - they are called open strings
I've found that whenever I play a D Major chord, my default position is to use a D/F# chord. I prefer the sound of this chord over a regular D chord. But, of course, it's best to experiment and listen which version you prefer to play!
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