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the D chord

53 22 Jan 02 - 10:54 PM
DougR 22 Jan 02 - 10:56 PM
53 22 Jan 02 - 11:02 PM
DougR 22 Jan 02 - 11:07 PM
Sorcha 23 Jan 02 - 12:05 AM
Don Firth 23 Jan 02 - 12:49 AM
Anahootz 23 Jan 02 - 01:25 AM
Steve Parkes 23 Jan 02 - 03:27 AM
Cappuccino 23 Jan 02 - 03:35 AM
GUEST,PaulM 23 Jan 02 - 03:41 AM
Cappuccino 23 Jan 02 - 03:42 AM
GUEST,RollingThunder 23 Jan 02 - 03:42 AM
53 23 Jan 02 - 09:04 AM
SDShad 23 Jan 02 - 09:13 AM
catspaw49 23 Jan 02 - 09:36 AM
Grab 23 Jan 02 - 12:18 PM
GUEST,JJ 23 Jan 02 - 12:25 PM
GUEST,McGrath of Harlow 23 Jan 02 - 01:02 PM
GUEST,Chicken Charlie 23 Jan 02 - 01:09 PM
Gomez 23 Jan 02 - 01:24 PM
GUEST,Janice in NJ 23 Jan 02 - 01:39 PM
53 23 Jan 02 - 02:41 PM
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Subject: the D chord
From: 53
Date: 22 Jan 02 - 10:54 PM

who can play the d chord? i know that most of you pickers out there in mudville can, but this is one for spaw to squak about and drag up his digitrad search and all that shit, so let's see how long it takes him. BOB


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Subject: RE: the D chord
From: DougR
Date: 22 Jan 02 - 10:56 PM

Me.

DougR


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Subject: RE: the D chord
From: 53
Date: 22 Jan 02 - 11:02 PM

very good doug r, i can too. BOB


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Subject: RE: the D chord
From: DougR
Date: 22 Jan 02 - 11:07 PM

Yeah, but I'll bet you just use three fingers!

DougR


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Subject: RE: the D chord
From: Sorcha
Date: 23 Jan 02 - 12:05 AM

As a fiddler, I can recognize the form. Does that count? I can play a 2 finger D on the fiddle......in 3 octaves..........


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Subject: RE: the D chord
From: Don Firth
Date: 23 Jan 02 - 12:49 AM

Yup. In all it's various permutations. It was the first chord I taught when I was teaching folk guitar classes. Who can't play a D chord?

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: the D chord
From: Anahootz
Date: 23 Jan 02 - 01:25 AM

This must be a trick question. Or, maybe you meant...how many INSTRUMENTS can you play a D chord on. Ummm..8


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Subject: RE: the D chord
From: Steve Parkes
Date: 23 Jan 02 - 03:27 AM

Well, I have no trouble with the conventional 3-finger version (+ thumb on bottom E string), but I never developed the habit early on of bringing in the little finger on the D string, nor can I switch from D to D7 without taking all fingers off and repositioning them (instead of remembering to finger a D7 and add the B string D with the little finger).

Steve


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Subject: RE: the D chord
From: Cappuccino
Date: 23 Jan 02 - 03:35 AM

Yes, I always forget that D to D7, too ... so if there's a little finger-picked twiddle in my playing when I come to that change, it's not because I'm trying to be flash... it's because I've got my fingers in the wrong place!

Can I add another chord? Which left-hand fingers do you use for the open G? I learned to put fingers one and two on the lowest two strings... then discovered that if I use fingers two and three for that, and the little finger on the top string, I have an index finger free to strike another note... and occasionally one that fits!

- IanB


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Subject: RE: the D chord
From: GUEST,PaulM
Date: 23 Jan 02 - 03:41 AM

Ian that's also quicker for the change to G7. I prefer to play a G chord with a D on tne B string: 320033 so I haven't got any spare fingers :-(

Paul


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Subject: RE: the D chord
From: Cappuccino
Date: 23 Jan 02 - 03:42 AM

That's not blues Paul I had a pizza with the other day, is it?

- ian B


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Subject: RE: the D chord
From: GUEST,RollingThunder
Date: 23 Jan 02 - 03:42 AM

Depends the various factors involved; on whether I'm using a Keyser or a Shubb, is fretboard bound or unbound, rosewood or ebony, 12 or 14 fret model. etc...


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Subject: RE: the D chord
From: 53
Date: 23 Jan 02 - 09:04 AM

you can take the D and the A and make some nice chordal changes with these 2 chords, and then add the E and then it really gets nice. BOB


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Subject: RE: the D chord
From: SDShad
Date: 23 Jan 02 - 09:13 AM

Yeah, I think that'd be called a 3-chord song in A major, Bob (from the point of view of us singer-strummer types).

But really, I can't much imagine a guitar player (picker or strummer) who knows chords at all not knowing the D chord. Em was actually the first chord I learned, for obvious reasons, followed in rapid succession by (in no particular order) C, D, and G (first song I learned was Heart of Gold, which uses those 4, IIRC). Funny to remember back to when changing with any speed at all (and on tempo) between those four was laborious and iffy. :-)

So to be honest, I'm not really getting what the point of your question is, unless the point is just to troll.

Chris


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Subject: RE: the D chord
From: catspaw49
Date: 23 Jan 02 - 09:36 AM

Don't worry Shad....The point is on the top of BOB's head.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: the D chord
From: Grab
Date: 23 Jan 02 - 12:18 PM

Anyone for some more threads - Who's worked out how to move their fingers? Can anyone walk? Or has anyone else found that drinking water and eating food stops you dying?

If you've played guitar for more than 2 weeks, you at least know of the existence of the D chord. If you've played guitar for more than 6 weeks, you should be able to hit it with some accuracy. If you've played guitar for more than 6 months, you'll probably have worked out that there's several different positions you can play it in. And the point of this thread was what...?

Graham.


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Subject: RE: the D chord
From: GUEST,JJ
Date: 23 Jan 02 - 12:25 PM

Just in case anyone doesn't know how to play a D chord, here is a QuickTime Video that shows you...

JJ


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Subject: RE: the D chord
From: GUEST,McGrath of Harlow
Date: 23 Jan 02 - 01:02 PM

Well, I'd say a d chord, which 53 said in his opening post and a D chord, which is in the Subject heading,are different chords. When I'm writing chords for my songs d means minor, and D means major. Is that just a personal idiosyncrsasy or do any other people do that too?

Then there's a D dyad, which is just a D note and an A note played together (and maybe doubled up), but I don't know if there is a generally accepted abbreviated way for writing that.


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Subject: RE: the D chord
From: GUEST,Chicken Charlie
Date: 23 Jan 02 - 01:09 PM

I can play a D on the autoharp, an honor not claimed by any previous posters. That only takes one finger. My dog can play a D chord on a D-tuned guitar, simply by walking up to the instrument stand and barking. Sometimes she is startled by the sympathetic vibrations she gets when barking in the music room. That should teach her not to, but since she is a terrier .....

May I also freely admit that the point of this thread escapes me completely, totally and without let or hindrance.

God Bless America (in D)

CC


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Subject: RE: the D chord
From: Gomez
Date: 23 Jan 02 - 01:24 PM

The method I use is to tune a guitar to "d" or sometimes to "D" and not hold any strings down at all. I have other guitars tuned to other chords I like to use. It's a bit cumbersome to carry to gigs but it does save me getting those painful grooves in my finger-tips. The twin neck guitar was a brilliant idea but three or four necks would have been better.


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Subject: RE: the D chord
From: GUEST,Janice in NJ
Date: 23 Jan 02 - 01:39 PM

On a standard 6-string guitar, I always use my left thumb to stop the 6th (bass E) string when playing either the D major or the D minor chord. For the D major, I stop the string at the 2nd fret, raising the tone from an E to an F#. For the D minor, I stop the string at the 1st fret, raising the tone from an E to an F. Otherwise, I follow the standard chord charts. I also use my thumb to stop the 6th string on several other chords, including the F (1st fret) and the F# or F#7 (2nd fret).


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Subject: RE: the D chord
From: 53
Date: 23 Jan 02 - 02:41 PM

no i'm not trying to troll fool, you just aren't developed enough to understand the movements that you can make out of those chords, i not talking about songs so chek up on what i said before you start accuseing people of trolling. BOB


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Subject: RE: the D chord
From: GUEST
Date: 23 Jan 02 - 02:43 PM

BOB,

You're a total tosser, so please don't accuse others of being fools.


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Subject: RE: the D chord
From: 53
Date: 23 Jan 02 - 02:45 PM

and for you spaw, at least i don't have a dick that weighs 127 pounds, so hush. BOB


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Subject: RE: the D chord
From: 53
Date: 23 Jan 02 - 02:49 PM

Grab, the point of this thread was converstaion, but seeing that you don;t have any just don't answer if you don't like the post> BOB


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Subject: RE: the D chord
From: PaulM
Date: 23 Jan 02 - 02:52 PM

Bob,

You started this thread with:

but this is one for spaw to squak about and drag up his digitrad search and all that shit

Sounded more confrontational than conversational to me...

Paul


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Subject: RE: the D chord
From: SDShad
Date: 23 Jan 02 - 03:21 PM

Chord theory is chord theory, Bob, whether someone's singing along with it or not--not being a "song" doesn't change it. Knowing that I and V go along nicely with IV--whether it's in chording, arpeggiating, fancy pattern pickin', the foundations of melodic structure, or just a-strummin' along with a simple tune--isn't a profound revelation to anyone who's ever seen the Circle of Fifths, as I did in my Music Theory text a good *mumbley-mumbley* years ago. It's so simple, in fact, that it's been the foundation of many a rock 'n' roll career.

You still haven't said a single conversational thing to anyone in this thread, so I stand by the last bit of my post, and considering you've never heard me play or actually conversed with me about music theory, you haven't the least bloody idea how "developed" I am, whatever the hell that's supposed to mean. In the vast rainbow of opinions at the Mudcat, I have actually seen you make worthwhile contributions elsewhere. This ain't one of them--it's nothing but antagonistic trolling.

No more posting in this one for me; I'll just read with amusement.

Chris


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Subject: Where is Big Mick?
From: GUEST,in the Mudcat Observatory Tower
Date: 23 Jan 02 - 03:21 PM

According to Rick Fielding, Big Mick is the master of the D chord. Why has he not lent his expertise to this thread?


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Subject: RE: the D chord
From: 53
Date: 23 Jan 02 - 03:39 PM

ok chris, then don't post, good riddance. BOB


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Subject: RE: the D chord
From: GUEST
Date: 23 Jan 02 - 04:57 PM

BOB,

Do you have many friends in real life?


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Subject: RE: the D chord
From: Steve in Idaho
Date: 23 Jan 02 - 05:24 PM

For the "Baiters" of this thread - were you also the ones who gave the small kids a hard time in grade school? Pushed little kids into mud puddles on the way home? Then declared yourselves cool because you didn't have those things happen to you? Seems to me that when you know someone will react in a certain way and you push that button - you are just as bad as the reaction.

Steve


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Subject: RE: the D chord
From: Gomez
Date: 23 Jan 02 - 06:51 PM

Is it getting hot in here or is it just me?


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Subject: RE: the D chord
From: 53
Date: 23 Jan 02 - 09:25 PM

this thread has been taken totally out of context, partially by me, and by others, so i'll close the book on my posting on this thread, knowing what was meant to be said and the way by which it was recieved. BOB


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Subject: RE: the D chord
From: michaelr
Date: 23 Jan 02 - 10:04 PM

so this is what guest jj meant by "why is it so bitter"!
Michael


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Subject: RE: the D chord
From: Tweed
Date: 23 Jan 02 - 10:26 PM

Hmmmmm.....how did this come to this? Is there a Full moon out tonite or what?


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Subject: RE: the D chord
From: DonMeixner
Date: 23 Jan 02 - 10:51 PM

Spaw,

You have a 127 lbs. of Pistol? Is that loaded weight or are you shooting blanks? Should we start calling you Tripod?

Don,

By the way. I play "D" the old three fingered way or more often lately by barring an "A" up 4. Not for any other reason that thats what my limited finger motion allows. Typically I'll play in "D" by capoing up two and playing "C" shapes. This is because I can't play "Bm" hardly at all in the conventional form. And I like those key "C" bass runs

Don


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Subject: RE: the D chord
From: Gary T
Date: 24 Jan 02 - 09:43 AM

I sometimes find it helpful or conventient to play a D chord with my index finger barring three strings on the second fret and my "tall man" finger hitting the B string on the third fret. When coming from or going to a B minor chord, those fingers can stay in place.


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Subject: RE: the D chord
From: A Wandering Minstrel
Date: 24 Jan 02 - 10:33 AM

I can and also that really nice progression

D / Bm / G / C7 / A / D

and the two D variations I don't know the names of: the first is the D but with the top string hammer-off and the other is the D but fretting the 4th string at fret 3 instead of the third string


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Subject: RE: the D chord
From: katlaughing
Date: 24 Jan 02 - 12:04 PM

Mercury being retrograde explains it all!


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Subject: RE: the D chord
From: Frankham
Date: 24 Jan 02 - 01:01 PM

D chord on the guitar with the sixth string tuned down to D below the E string has always sounded beautiful to me. Pete Seeger used this on Bells of Rhymney and Turn Turn as well as Living (Singing) In the Country.

I always thought the D chord was especially beautiful when accompanying "Down In The Valley". It's a great chord to learn to play first on guitar.

Frank


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Subject: RE: the D chord
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 24 Jan 02 - 01:48 PM

That link does explain it all, kat. I never knew before that Uranus rules television and computers. Figures, somehow. *G*

Murray


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Subject: RE: the D chord
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 24 Jan 02 - 02:17 PM

It makes a nice change sometimes to play it with the 1st string fretted on the fifth fret, and the 2nd and 3rd on the 7th. And the thumb over to fret the 6th string on the fifth fret too, if you feel like it.


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Subject: RE: the D chord
From: catspaw49
Date: 24 Jan 02 - 02:20 PM

Yes Murray, I think that does help to explain the crappy programming. I get 200 channels and there ain't jackshit on!

Spaw


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Subject: RE: the D chord
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 24 Jan 02 - 09:50 PM

You know what Bob, you nailed Spaw right on his Achilles Heel : He cannot play a D chord to save his life. Oh sure, he'll try to pretend its not true, but that's why he can't play a single Buddy Holly tune! At least, without a capo he can't.


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Subject: RE: the D chord
From: Townes
Date: 24 Jan 02 - 10:58 PM

'D' no wories but is there a quicker Bm it always slows me down . Townes


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Subject: RE: the D chord
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 24 Jan 02 - 11:00 PM

D---the People's Key!


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Subject: RE: the D chord
From: GUEST
Date: 24 Jan 02 - 11:14 PM

If the key of "D" is the peoples key,

What is the Key of the Booojwahzeeee?


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Subject: RE: the D chord
From: Nerd
Date: 25 Jan 02 - 01:31 AM

I thought Spaw's achilles heel was his 127 pound schlong. That's quite a target! Seriouly, what the heck did Bob mean by that? In some circles that'd be a big compliment!


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Subject: RE: the D chord
From: 53
Date: 15 Oct 02 - 02:23 PM

refresh


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Subject: RE: the D chord
From: Amos
Date: 15 Oct 02 - 02:32 PM

Townes:

For general use, just slide that Am chord up to the third fret and you'll have your fast and easy Bm.

As for the rest of you ....Geeze Luise!!


A


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