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Ninth Chords (9)

Ninth Guitar Chords (9)

How Build the Ninth Chords

Ninth (9) chords are built with the notes of a 7th chord but adding a ninth note, which would be the second note but an octave higher. For example, to get a D9 chord, we must add an E note to a D7 chord.

Key of D Major

We can see in the image below an open D9 chord, followed by a D9 chord with a suspended fourth. A very used chord, which sounds very good, and is placed only by dragging two frets towards the body of the guitar, the position of the open chord of C Major.

Ninth Chords: D9

D Ninth Chord Consists of five Notes: 1 D – 3 F# – 5 A – 7b C – 9 E

Ninth Chords Guitar: D9

D9 Guitar Chord

D9 chord guitar

In the previous image, we see the position to put ninth chords all over the fretboard. In this position, the note on the fifth string would be the one on which the chord is based.

We can see in the image below, the same position but on the third fret. Therefore, we would obtain a C9 chord.

Ninth Chords: C9

C Ninth Chord Consists of five Notes: 1 C – 3 E – 5 G – 7b Bb – 9 D

Ninth Chords Guitar: C9

Esta sería otra postura muy usada de Do 9.

C9 Guitar Chord

We have the option of another second position to use anywhere on the fingerboard. Exactly the same as that of C9 (above) but placed from the fourth string. But this chord would be based on the note plucked on the first string.

Ninth Chords: G9

G Ninth Chord Consists of five Notes: 1 G – 3 B – 5 D – 7b F – 9 A

G9 Guitar Chord

A9 Guitar Chord

A Ninth Chord Consists of five Notes: 1 A – 3 C# – 5 E – 7b G – 9 B

Ninth Chords Guitar: A9

9th Chords Menu in Three Different Positions

Complete 9th Chord Dictionary for Guitar in different areas of the fingerboard. In the consultation glossary that appears below, you have all the possible tonalitys in 14 different types of chords. There will be no 9th chord for guitar that will resist you.

Minor Ninth Chords (m9)

Minor 9th chords (m9) are built with the notes of a minor 7th chord but adding a 9th note.

The image below shows the stance for placing minor 9th chords across the entire fretboard, with the root note on the 6th string.

Fm9 Guitar Chord

F Minor Ninth Chord Consists of five Notes: 1 F – 3b Ab – 5 C – 7b Eb – 9 G

Minor Ninth Chords: Fm9

Gm9 Guitar Chord

G Minor Ninth Chord Consists of five Notes: 1 G – 3b Bb – 5 D – 7b F – 9 A

Gm9 Guitar Chord

In the image below you can see the position to place minor ninth chords all over the fretboard, but with the tonic note on the fifth string.

B Sharp minor 9 Chord
Minor Ninth Chords: Cm9

Note: in the image above you can see how the guitarist takes advantage of the freedom of the index finger to help place the nut, and thus give the hand more rest.

Minor 9th Chord Menu in Three Different Positions

Complete Glossary of Minor 9th Chords for Guitar in Different Positions, to be used in Different Parts of the Fingerboard. In the consultation glossary that appears below, you have all the possible tonalitys in 14 different types. There will be no minor 9th chord for guitar that will resist you.

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