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|E Major Add 9 chord intervals and notes|
|Intervals||1 - 3 - 5 - 9|
|Notes in E add9||E - G# (Ab) - B - F# (Gb)|
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.
Here are 6 voicings of the Eadd9 guitar chord, with a chord chart to each voicings' fingering.
Stretch your fingers before you start practicing, locked up fingers will not function the same as warmed up fingers.
Your fingers need to get used to the given chord shapes, but with time, they will automatically form the shape naturally.