Eight Guitar Chords You Need to Learn Now!
By Dan Cross, About.com Guide
The D major chord is another extremely common beginner guitar chord, and one that shouldn't give you too much trouble. The most common mistake made in playing the D chord is failure to properly curl the third finger on the second string, resulting in the first string not ringing properly. Also, be sure only to strum the top four strings, avoiding the open sixth and fifth strings.