Tuesday, 25 May 2010

A minor add9 Guitar Chord

Today's Guitar Chord of the Day is A minor add9. This guitar chord is simply to play: just two fingers needed, but is a great sound variation on a regular Am guitar chord.
A minor add9 Guitar Chord
Amadd9 guitar chord

Add 9 chords can also be written /9 (Ted Greene is a fan of writing add9 chords this way). So today's chord can also be written as Am/9.
Am add9 guitar chord

Minor add9 chords can be played in place of most minor chords. It can replace chords ii, vi and iii in major keys (although using it instead of chord 3 introduces a non-scale note it still sounds good).

Minor add9 chords use these degrees of the major scale: 1, b3, 5, 9
A minor add9 uses the notes: A, C, E, B
Our inversion uses the notes in this order: A, E, C, B, E

We've featured an alternative inversion of this guitar chord here: C minor add9

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