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How to Play the D2 Guitar Chord

Do you want to learn how to play the D2 guitar chord?

if so, you’re in luck!

In this step-by-step guide, we will teach you everything you need to know about the D2 guitar chord.

Let’s get started!

What is a D2 guitar chord?

A D2 Guitar chord is also referred to Dsus2.

D2 is just a short version of saying Dsus2.

This guitar chord is made up of the notes D, E, and A.

This makes it a suspended chord, which means that it doesn’t contain the third.

Is it Major or Minor?

Due to this suspension and the chord doesn’t have a third, it’s neither major nor minor.

Chords like these tend to have an unstable and ambiguous sound when you play them. a

D2 is a great choice when you want to create a sense of tension or longing in your music.

It can also be used to add interest to the chord progression that might otherwise sound a bit too simple.

How does the sound differ?

Major chords are often used to create a sense of resolve or finality, while suspended chords can add tension and a prolonged resonance.

When deciding which type of chord to play, it’s important to consider the overall tone and mood you’re trying to create.

How do you play the D2 Chord?

Now let us look at the different ways you can play D2 on the guitar and some variations.

D2 Chord – Most Common

The most common way to play the D2 chord is to play it like a D major except we are removing one finger.

The fingering for the chord is as follows:

  • First finger 4th string – 2nd fret
  • Third finger 2nd string – 3rd fret

D2 Chord – Alternative Fingering

With only two strings needing your fingers, there are only so many ways to play the D2 chord.

However, here is another way to play it this time with different fingering.

  • Second finger 4th string – 2nd fret
  • Third finger 2nd string – 3rd fret

D2 Chord – Barre Chord

If you are familiar with Barre chords or are more comfortable playing them then this may be your go-to.

  • First finger 5th string – 5th fret
  • First finger 4th string – 5th fret
  • First finger 3rd string – 5th fret
  • First finger 2nd string – 5th fret
  • First finger 1st string – 5th fret
  • Third finger 3rd string – 7th fret
  • Fourth finger 4th string – 7th fret

D2 Chord – With G

If you want to add a little flare to the D2 chord you can add a G to give more of a deeper feel and overall sound.

  • First finger 4th string – 2nd fret
  • Third finger 2nd string – 3rd fret
  • Fourth finger 6th string – 3rd fret


The D2 is one of those chords that are perfect to learn when you are a beginner and need some confidence.

It’s also great to toggle between when you play a D Major chord.

Remember that when strumming your guitar you should use the D root note as your starting point.

It adds an elongated feel to notes which resonates with a listener.

As always, practice makes perfect so make sure to spend some time each day working on your guitar chords.

With a little bit of effort, you’ll be playing this chord in no time at all.

Thanks for reading this article on the D2 chord.

Let us know if you had any guitar questions in the comments below and remember to always HAVE FUN!

Frank DeMaria
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