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.

Notice that the root note of a chord will be it's main, and lowest note. However, this will not be true for chord inversions.

Chord learning tip 2.

Stretch your fingers before you start practicing, locked up fingers will not function the same as warmed up fingers.

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