Thursday, 6 May 2010

Ab add9 | Every Breath You Take

Today's Guitar Chord of the Day is Ab add9. This is Andy Summer's first guitar chord off the famous Police song Every Breath You Take from the 1983 album Synchronicity.  

Ab add9 Guitar Chord
abadd9 guitar chord every breath you take

Barre across the 4th fret of the guitar with your first finger and make sure every note sounds cleanly.

This guitar chord involves a bit of a stretch for your fingers. If you're having trouble stretching to finger this chord to start with try moving it higher up the guitar's neck and gradually working your way down as your fingers get more used to it.

We've looked at add9 guitar chords in a few previous posts but this inversion is definitely the most challenging to play cleanly!

Add 9 chords use these degrees of the major scale: 1, 3, 5, 9
Ab add9 uses the notes: Ab, C, Eb, Bb
Our inversion uses the notes in this order: Ab, Eb, Bb, C, Eb, Ab

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