Learn How to Make a Guitar D7 Chord in this Lesson

In this lesson, you will learn how to make a guitar D7 chord. You will be amazed at how quickly you will learn how to play a D7 chord on the guitar using the chart and photos in our FREE lesson that will demonstrate proper finger position and instructions on which strings to strum.

The guitar D7 chord is one of the 15 basic chords that every player needs to know so let's get busy!

To play a D7 guitar chord you will place your:


1st finger (index finger) on the 2nd string in the first (1st) fret

2nd finger (middle finger) on the third (3rd) string in the second (2nd) fret


3rd finger (ring finger) on the first (1st) string in the second (2nd) fret

Refer to the D7 guitar chord finger position in the following photo.

How to Strum a D7 Chord on the Guitar

You will strike the first FOUR (4) strings of the guitar ONLY when strumming a D7 chord. Do NOT strike the 5th or the 6th string as is indicated by the RED X that you see in the above diagram.

Not hitting the fifth or sixth string when you strum the chord will take a little practice but after a few tries you'll have have the strumming pattern and the finger position just right.

If you haven't done so already, please learn how to make an E chord on guitar, the A guitar chord and the D guitar chord to use in chord progressions so that you can start to play some songs before you learn how to play the D7 chord on the guitar, After you have gotten the A, the D chord and the E chords out of the way we can start playing real music and venture into more advanced chord shapes and strumming techniques. Learn these three before you start work on any of the others and practice making smooth changes between these chords.

The D7 guitar chord is included in every musician's list of the 15 basic chords that you will need to know how to play to take full advantage of Easy Guitar Guy's Free Guitar Lessons. After you learn them, practice making a guitar D7 chord because it's one that you'll use over and over again to play the music you love.