This guitar scale reference contains the notes, formula, structure, positions, chords, and modes for the D Major scale. For an in-depth lesson on the major scale, please see Major Scale Patterns, Positions and Theory.
Notes of D Major Scale
The D Major Scale contains two sharps, F# and C#.
D – E – F# – G – A – B – C#
|Intervals||Root||Major 2nd||Major 3rd||Perfect 4th||Perfect 5th||Major 6th||Major 7th|
D Major is a major scale and follows the major scale structure of whole and half step intervals:
W W H W W W H
The diagrams below outline the 5 CAGED positions for the D Major scale.
Chords in the Key of D Major
|Chord Notes||D – E – F#||E – G – B||F# – A – C#||G – B – D||A – C# – E||B – D – F#||C# – E – G|
Relative and Parallel Scales
Relative Minor of D Major: B minor | Bm – C#dim – D – Em – F#m – G – A
Parallel Minor of D Major: D minor | Dm – Edim – F – Gm – Am – B♭ – C
The following are the modes of D Major:
- D Ionian (Major)
- E Dorian (Minor)
- F# Phrygian (Minor)
- G Lydian (Major)
- A Mixolydian (Major)
- B Aeolian (Minor)
- C# Locrian (Minor)