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|B Dominant 9 Flat 5 chord intervals and notes|
|Intervals||1 - 3 - b5 - b7 - 9|
|Notes in B 9b5||B - D# (Eb) - F - A - C# (Db)|
9 chord with a flattened 5 degree note are often used as the V chord in either a major or minor key progression, and are commonly found in Jazz music.
Here are 6 voicings of the B9b5 guitar chord, with a chord chart to each voicings' fingering.
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.
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.