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.

When changing chords, visualize the chord you are about to change to, it really helps nail that chord change.

Chord learning tip 2.

Learning chords is one thing, but playing them in the context of chord progressions turn the baren chords into music.

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