C Major Add 9 chord intervals and notes
Intervals 1 - 3 - 5 - 9
Notes in C add9 C - E - G - D

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.

C Major Add 9 Chord Charts, Fingering, Voicings

Here are 6 voicings of the Cadd9 guitar chord, with a chord chart to each voicings' fingering.

Chord learning tip 1.

Make sure you don't tuck your pinky away, even if you're not using it for a particular chord. It might come in handy for the next chord, but bringing it

Chord learning tip 2.

Switching between chords is a great way of learning to play new chords, try it out!

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