D Major Add 9 chord intervals and notes
Intervals 1 - 3 - 5 - 9
Notes in D add9 D - F# (Gb) - A - E

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.

D Major Add 9 Chord Charts, Fingering, Voicings

Here are 6 voicings of the Dadd9 guitar chord, with a chord chart to each voicings' fingering.

Chord learning tip 1.

Keep your hand loose, rather than stiff and hard. A loose hand is essential for playing chords and switching between them.

Chord learning tip 2.

Dead strings and fret buzzing means you are not holding down the guitar chord correctly. Stop, check your fingers, and start over.

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