The key of D Major has a key signature of 2 sharps (F#, and C#). The D Major scale has the notes D, E, F#, G, A, B, and C#. It is the 2nd most popular key among Major keys and the 2nd most popular among all keys. Major keys, along with minor keys, are a common choice for popular songs. The three most important chords, built off the 1st, 4th and 5th scale degrees are all major chords (D Major, G Major, and A Major). For chord progressions, statistics, and tendencies, view this key in Hooktheory Trends
According to the TheoryTab database, songs in D Major draw almost entirely from the following 20 chords. Click on a chord below to show it on the piano and hear how it sounds.
Click on the following songs in D Major to see their chords and melody in the TheoryTab database.
Play or download MIDI files for the following popular chord progressions in D Major.