Here’s a chord chart for instruments that have three strings tuned D-A-D like the Seagull Merlin, Grand Strumstick, & DAD Dulcimers. Also known as key of D, or diatonic D.
I had a few goals when designing this:
- Correct chord names
- Include chords in the root position (root note as the lowest note) and inversions and indicate which are inversions
- Follow the graphic convention of guitar chords, for those of us coming from the guitar
- Indicate the chord positions, so if you’ve thinking, “I want to play a blues in I-IV-V” you can find the chords easily.
In case you’re new to tab/tabulature, this one is set up like guitar tab: the lowest string is on the left, the highest string is on the right, the dots indicate at which fret to put your fingers.