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.

These D Major Add 9 guitar chord variations can be interchanged freely. If it sounds good, it is good!

Chord learning tip 1.

Learning chords takes time. Playing something slow and clean, will always be better than fast and sloppy.

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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