In this lesson you’ll learn how to play every variation of a chord of D major on piano, including its root position, first inversion and second inversion.
The notes required for a D major piano chord are as follows:
Start by playing two D notes in your left hand, one octave apart. Once you’re comfortable, play a A note in the middle with your left hand second finger.
Then use your right hand to make up the rest of the chord. Play an F# note with your thumb, and an A with your second. Then stretch your fifth (pinkie) finger up to a high D.
A First Inversion chord of D major uses the exact same notes as the Root Position, but played in a different order. A good way of playing this is with two F# notes in your left hand, one octave apart. Then play a triad chord in your right using the notes A, D and F#.