Awesome Chord: How to Play D/A on the Guitar [5 5 7 7 7 5]

The D/A chord is essentially a D Major chord except it includes an A note as the root. I like this version because you can practice your barre chords and also hear a slightly more complex D Major chord.

The video below shows you how to play the chord with four fingers (index, middle, ring and pinky). However, you can also play it using only your index for the barre and your ring finger covering the 2nd, 3rd and 4th strings.

How to Play D/A on the Guitar: 
  • Barre Your Left Index Finger across Strings 1 through 6 on the 5th Fret
  • Place Your Left Middle Finger on the 4th String, 7th Fret
  • Place Your Left Ring Finger on the 3rd String, 7th Fret
  • Place Your Left Pinky on the 2nd String, 7th Fret

Try strumming this chord shape on the 5th fret, 6th fret, and 7th fret. It will sound like the beginning to "The Wind Cries Mary" by Jimi Hendrix.

Do you use D/A in your guitar playing? Do you know of any other awesome sounding chords? Please share your feedback with us!

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