D Major Scale: Interactive Piano Reference with Chords

    💪 Here's a strong D major scale reference which shows the notes and finger position on a piano keyboard. Plus, an interactive tool to play D major diatonic chords and a list of common chord progressions in the key of D major.

    → go to all major & minor scales

    D major scale notes, piano layout & finger position

    notes: D E F G A B C

    relative minor: B minor

    • D
    • E
    • F
    • G
    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
    D
    E
    F♯
    B
    G
    C♯
    A
    D
    D
    G
    E
    A
    F♯
    B
    C♯
    D

    left hand

    right hand

    chords in the key of D major
    (D major diatonic chords)

    The chords in the key of D major are: D major, E minor, F minor, G major, A major, B minor and C diminished

    Tap or use numbers 1 through 7 to trigger the chords. You can also tap to trigger the chord inversions or the 7th chords. This tool can be used as a chord progression generator.

    common chord progressions in the key of D major

    Here's list of popular major key chord progressions along with the specific chords they represent in the key of D major. Again, you can use numbers 1 through 7 on your keyboard to trigger the different chords.

    I D maj
    IV G maj
    V A maj
    I D maj
    vi B min
    ii E min
    V A maj
    vi B min
    IV G maj
    I D maj
    V A maj
    I D maj
    iii F min
    IV G maj
    V A maj
    I D maj
    IV G maj
    vi C min
    V A maj
    ii E min
    V A maj
    I D maj
    I D maj
    vi B min
    IV G maj
    V A maj
    I D maj
    IV G maj
    ii E min
    V A maj
    iii F min
    vi B min
    ii E min
    V A maj
    I D maj
    V A maj
    vi B min
    IV G maj
    I D maj
    IV G maj
    V A maj
    I D maj
    I D maj
    V A maj
    ii E min
    iii F min

    toggle D major scale intervals & scale degrees

    degreesnotesintervals
    1: TonicDUnison
    2: SupertonicEMajor 2nd
    3: MediantFMajor 3rd
    4: SubdominantGPerfect 4th
    5: DominantAPerfect 5th
    6: SubmediantBMajor 6th
    7: Leading ToneCMajor 7th
    1: Octave/TonicDPerfect 8th

    Popular Songs in the Key of D Major

    • Twist and Shout by The Beatles
    • Hotel California by The Eagles
    • Harvest Moon by Neil Young
    • Wake Me Up by Avicii
    • Money by Pink Floyd
    • One More Time by Daft Punk
    • Everybody Hurts by R.E.M.
    • Where the Streets Have No Name by U2
    • Loser by Beck
    • Jeremy by Pearl Jam
    • Lithium by Nirvana
    • Under Pressure by Queen
    • Higher by Creed

    major scale formula

    🔧 The major scales are constructed using this note pattern:

    • W-W-H-W-W-W-H
    ◈◈◈

    W = Whole step   H = Half step


    go to a different major or minor scale

    C majorE majorF majorG majorA majorB majorD/C majorE/D majorG/F majorA/G majorB/A major

    C minorD minorE minorF minorG minorA minorB minor C/D minorD/E minorF/G minorG/A minorA/B minor


    piano samples

    The piano samples used here are from “ Salamander Grand Piano V3 ” by Alexander Holm, licensed under CC BY 3.0.

    drum samples

    The drum samples used here are from “ Mailbox Badger : Public Domain Drum Samples : Vol. 2 ”by Mailbox Badger/Patrick Callan, licensed under CC BY 3.0.


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