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|A Major Add 9 chord intervals and notes|
|Intervals||1 - 3 - 5 - 9|
|Notes in A add9||A - C# (Db) - E - B|
As the label indicates, add9 chords are major chords with an added 9th degree note. They are four note chords, as opposed to the original 9 chord, which is a five note chord. An add9 has the notes 1-3-5-9, while the 9-chord has 1-3-5-b7-9. The add9 is a sweet sounding chord, while the 9-chord is dissonant and needs to be resolved.
Here are 6 voicings of the Aadd9 guitar chord, with a chord chart to each voicings' fingering.
When playing barre chords, make sure you move your wrist forward further than you would with open chords, this allows for more added pressure to your first finger.
You can practice changing between chords in your head when you are at the office, on the train, or wherever. This may sound silly, but it really helps remember those chords.