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.

A Major Add 9 Chord Charts, Fingering, Voicings

Here are 6 voicings of the Aadd9 guitar chord, with a chord chart to each voicings' fingering.

Chord learning tip 1.

Chord theory is helpful in undertanding why each chord is played the way it is. If you really want to advance, learn the theory behind chords as well.

Chord learning tip 2.

Learning chords is fundamental if you want to become a good guitarist, so learn those chords well!

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