Db Guitar Chord – 4 Easy Ways To Play This Chord

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Db guitar chord

In this free chord lesson you will learn:

  • 3 quick and easy versions of the Db guitar chord.
  • The secret to learning chords quickly and effectively.
  • 2 top tips that will accelerate your guitar progress.

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What’s a Db guitar chord?

A ‘Db guitar chord’ is a major chord.

If the word ‘minor’ isn’t after a guitar chord, it’s safe to assume that it’s a major chord.

For example, if you see ‘Db minor chord’ or a small ‘m’ after the chord name. This refers to a Db minor chord.

If you see a Db chord or Db major chord. This refers to a Db major chord.

What does the little ‘b’ stand for?

In music terms, this is pronounced ‘flat’.

So the chord we’re learning today is a ‘D Flat Major Chord’.

Any time you see a tiny b, pronounce it as ‘flat’.

To learn more about flats, go here: Guitar Notes Explained: A Guide For Beginners

What are the most common ways to play a Db guitar chord?

The two most popular ways to play a Db guitar chord are:

  • The Db Barre Chord. (E Shape.)
  • The Db Barre Chord. (A Shape.)

Both of these shapes are barre chords. To learn how to play barre chords, watch this video:

Db Guitar Chord (E Shape)

C# guitar chord To play this chord:

  • Barre your 1st finger across all the strings on the 9th fret.
  • Fret your 3rd finger on the 11th fret of the A string. (5th string.)
  • Fret your 4th finger on the 11th fret of the D string. (4th string.)
  • Fret your 2nd finger on the 10th fret of the G string. (3rd string.)
  • Strum all the strings.

Barre chords are tricky, so don’t fret if you can’t play them straight away. Learning barre chords takes LOTS of practice.

For guidance on how to play barre chords, go here: Learn Guitar Chords: A 6 Step Program For Rapid Skill

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Db Guitar Chord (A Shape)

This is Db guitar chord is based on the standard A chord shape.

To learn the A chord, go here: Easy Ways To Play The A Chord

C# guitar chord To play this chord:

  • Barre your first finger across the A string (5th string), to the high E string. (1st string.)
  • Put your 2nd finger on the 6th fret of the D string. (4th string.)
  • Put your 3rd finger on the 6th fret of the G string. (3rd string.)
  • Place your 4th finger on the 6th fret of the B string. (2nd string.)

Easy Ways To Play The Db Guitar Chord

Now we’ve explored barre chords, let’s look at 3 easy ways to play the Db guitar chord.

Db Guitar Chord | Easy Version 1

C# Guitar Chord

This chord shares a lot of similarties to a Dsus2.

If you know how to play a Dsus2, simple move this shape to the 1st fret.

To learn a Dsus2 chord, go here: 14 Easy Guitar Chords For Beginners

To play this chord:

  • Put your 1st finger on the G string (3rd string) on the 1st fret.
  • Put your 2nd finger on the B string (2nd string) on the 2nd fret.
  • Play the G (3rd string) and B string (2nd string) together.

Don’t play the high E string! This will not sound good.

One of the trickiest parts about this chord is skipping certain strings. To learn how to skip strings, go here: How To Skip Strings While Strumming

Db Guitar Chord | Version 2

Db guitar chord

This Db guitar chord is similar to version 1. All you have to do is add your 2nd finger to the 1st fret of the high E string.

  • Put your 1st finger on the 1st fret of the G string. (3rd string.)
  • Put your 2nd finger on the 2nd fret of the B string. (2nd string.)
  • Put your 3rd finger on the 1st fret of the high E string. (1st string.)
  • Strum from the G string. (3rd string.)

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Db Guitar Chord | Version 3

Db Guitar Chord

To play this chord, follow these steps:

  • Place your 3rd finger on the 3rd finger on the 1st fret of the D string. (4th string.)
  • Place your 1st finger on the 1st fret of the G string. (3rd string.)
  • Place your 2nd finger on the 2nd fret of the B string. (2nd string.)

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Db Guitar Chord | Version 4

The final Db guitar chord we’re going to learn is very similar to the A shape barre chord.

However, this version is FAR easier than a barre chord.

To play this chord, you must remove the barre from a standard A barre chord shape.

Here’s what that looks like in a chord box:

Db guitar chord

  • Put your 2nd finger on the 6th fret of the D string. (4th string.)
  • Put your 3rd finger on the 6th fret of the G string. (3rd string.)
  • Put your 4th finger on the 6th fret of the B string. (2nd string.)
  • Put your 1st finger on the 4th fret of the high E string. (1st string.)

Why can’t I just learn the hard chords? Why do I have to learn easy chords first?

Learning easy chords is the fastest way for beginners to progress on the guitar.

Learning chords which use more than 3 fingers when you’re a beginner is tough. Learning easier chords prepares your technique and dexterity.

So when it comes to playing more advanced chords, you’re ready to face that challenge.

There’s nothing worse than struggling with hard guitar chords. By learning easier chords, more advanced guitar chords become more approachble.

If you want to learn easy chords, go here:

What’s the best way to practice guitar chords?

The quickest and easiest way to practice guitar chords is to:

Clench your first after you’ve played a guitar chord. 

This teaches your hand to ‘memorise’ the chord you have just learned.

However, make sure that you play the chord correctly.

If you play the chord incorrectly you will be teaching your hand to memorise the wrong chord!

To learn how to play guitar chords correctly, go here: How To Play Guitar Chords: A Beginner’s Guide

Db Guitar Chord

What are the best beginner guitar chords?

There are so many guitar chords out there.

However, if you’re a beginner guitarist you should learn how to play:

You can learn all of these chords here: 14 Easy Guitar Chords For Beginners

What’s the benefit of learning guitar chords?

Guitar chords are the bread and butter of all guitar songs.

Without guitar chords, songs wouldn’t exist.

They are essential to know if you want to learn how to play guitar songs.

To learn guitar songs, check out these free lessons:

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