In this lesson you’ll learn how to play every variation of a chord of Dmaj7 on piano, including its root position, first inversion and second inversion.
The notes required for a Dmaj7 piano chord are as follows:
It can be a little tricky playing all four notes of a Dmaj7 piano chord in your right hand. To make life easier, play the D with your left hand thumb. Then use your right hand to play a triad chord using the remaining notes of F#, A and C#.
Once you’re comfortable, try playing two octave D notes in your left hand. You can also play a A note in between them both to make the chord sound even more full and rich.
A First Inversion chord of Dmaj7 uses the exact same notes as the Root Position, but played in a different order. Play two octave F# notes in your left hand. Your right hand can then make up the other notes - A, C# and D.