For D Major, we will first play a linear version. These are some sweet sounding chords.
We will use the D Form to play a the diatonic triads (on the 3-2-1 strings). This means that the Major chords will be fretted like a normal D chord, the minors, like a D minor, and the diminished may be a new fingering for you.
Get into Drop D
To get the most resonance out of this exercise, we will first drop our low E – the 6 string – to a D tone. D is 2 half steps down from E, so -2.