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CrackerJim
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The thread on the open G chord fingering got me curious. When playing an open D chord, I use both 1-2-3 and 2-3-4 fingering depending on context.

I'm wondering what fingering you favor on this chord.

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Im a 1-2-3 man myself.

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tim shull
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i'm new to this but i second the 1-2-3

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1-2-3 myself.

However the ability to play it with 2-3-4 can only benefit you, me thinks.

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david M1
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1-2-3 here..


   
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Raina
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I sometimes use this: bar with index over the 2nd fret on the first 3 strings and middle finger on 3rd fret 2nd string, most times is use 1-2-3


   
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Both :D

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300m
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1-2-3 for open except if I have just come from a barre and the 2-3-4 is easier

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2-3-4 only, makes it easy for me to transition to D7 & A7.

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reasonableman
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I've just started learning a larger range of barre chords. Of which a D-shape with 2-3-4 is one of them. So I'd definately reccomend learning both,


   
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I mostly play 123, I like having the pinky open for the occassional sus4


   
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That's what i was going to say as well missleman.

But I tried it, and if you want to, you could bar with the pinky for the Dsus4. I think you may want your pinky for other things though.

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99 times out of 100, I play it by barring the G B and E strings at the second fret with my first finger, and my secong finger on the B string at the third fret....but I also play an F# note on the bottom E string with my thumb.....this particular voicing makes it easy to change to Bm....

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intresting variations on the cord.

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CrackerJim
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That's right, I'll also use bar version too. Good point about the 234 being a build up for using the bar chord form.

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