D chord fingering

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    gstriph
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    Just curious about something. Nearly everywhere, it says to play the open D chord 2-2-2-0 using your index, middle, and ring fingers leaving the pinky free. Why? I can see that the transition to G is easier by sliding ring finger down the E string. I tend to play it with my middle, ring, and pinky. They seem to fit better on my concert ukulele. The transitions to several A chords, F, and G7 are easy (and the 2020 D7), and it leaves my index free to barre moving down 2 frets to play an E. But I’ve been told my 2 more experienced players that it’s wrong (and I have to say you don’t see people doing it) but can someone explain why?

    Happy New Year everyone!

    Jerry

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    Andrew
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    9/10 I play it like you. Just comes down to personal preference and/or depending on the context of the material.

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