Guitar Chords - 9th Chords

add9 Chords

Add 9 chords are formed by adding the 9th note of the major scale to a major or minor triad.

The major scale goes through seven different notes and the octave of the root note. Adding the 9th note of the scale is the same as the second note of the scale.

Examples of Movable Major and Minor add9 Guitar Chords

Major add9 Chord Formula

1 + 3 + 5 + 9

4th String
5th String
Minor add9 Chord Formula

1 + 3♭ + 5 + 9

6th String
4th String

Dominant 9 Chords

Dominant 9 chords add the 9th note of the scale to the dominant 7th chord form.

Examples of Movable Major and Minor Dominant 9 Guitar Chords

Dominant 9 Chord Formula

1 + 3 + 5 + 7♭ + 9

6th String
5th String
Minor Dominant 9 Chord Formula

1 + 3♭ + 5 + 7♭ + 9

5th String
6th String

Major 9 Chords

Major 9 chords can be played adding the 9th note of the scale to a major7 chord.

Examples of Movable Major 9 Guitar Chords

Major9 Chord Formula

1 + 3 + 5 + 7 + 9

4th String
5th String
Minor Major9 Chord Formula

1 + 3♭ + 5 + 7 + 9

4th String
5th String