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.

Learning to play new guitar chords takes practice and dedication, so don't give up if you don't get it right on the first go.

Chord learning tip 2.

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.

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