#1
Hi! I'm a begginer who's got a very basic question. I'd like to play a D major chord around the 5th fret. I currently use
5th
e|-x-|---|---|
B|---|---|-5-|
G|---|---|-5-|
D|---|---|-4-|
A|-x-|---|---|
E|-x-|---|---|

so I've got to use finger no. 5 to press two strings at a time. I don't know if it's correct. Is there such a chord at this position?

Thanks
#2
e|-x-|---|---|
B|---|---|-7-|
G|---|---|-7-| major
D|---|---|-7-|
A|-x-|---|-5-|
E|-x-|---|---|

e|-x-|---|---|
B|---|---|-6-|
G|---|---|-7-| minor
D|---|---|-7-|
A|-x-|---|-5-|
E|-x-|---|---|
#4
That doesn't sound like a D major chord and doesn't look like one either.

e|-5-|---|---|
B|-7-|---|---|
G|-7-|---|---|
D|-7-|---|---|
A|-5-|---|---|
E|-x-|---|---|


Maybe this is what you're looking for?
#5
D major - D, F#, A - you can try...
E-2-
B-3-
G-2-
D-4-
A-5-
E---
or
E-5-
B-7-
G-7-
D-7-
A-5-
E---
#6
Yea basically that's a very commonly used shape, one you'll have to understand

Any note on the 2nd string, assuming the tuning is standard from that string on, you'll be able to build a major or minor chord by playing that shape.

The note on the B string, if its in line with the two beneath it its a Major, if its half a step lower its a Minor.

You really gotta put some time into chord shapes man, before you can do anything else