Friday, 21 May 2010

B Major 9

Today's Guitar Chord of the Day is B Major 9. Major 9 chords are nice sounding extensions and alternatives to play in place of ordinary major 7 guitar chords. Major 9 chords can also be written Δ9, so B major 7, B maj9 and BΔ9 would all be played on the same way on the guitar.

This chord has the root note on the guitar's A string as indicated by the box on the chord diagram.
Guitar Chord B Major 9
Bmaj9 guitar chord

Major 9 guitar chords can be replace major 7th chords, and can often be played in place of major chords. It can replace I and IV chords in major keys.
Major 9 chords use these degrees of the major scale: 1, 3, 5, 7, 9
Bmaj9 guitar chord

The B Major 9 guitar chord uses the notes: B, D#, F#, A#, C#
Our B Major 9 chord uses the notes in this order: D#, B, C#, F#, A#, D#

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