Sunday, 30 April 2017

Bb add9 Guitar Chord

Today's guitar chord of the day is Bb add9. We've looked at a few different ways to play different add9 guitar chords here. Add9 chords can be played anywhere you would normally play a standard major chord, the add ed9th (in our case here of Bb this would be a C) adds some colour to the major chord.

This inversion uses a barre across the guitar's D, G and B strings with your first finger.

Bbadd9 guitar chord
Bb add9 guitar chord

Place your fingers close to the frets and make sure that each note sounds cleanly.
Bb add9 guitar chord

This inversion is moveable and has it's root on the bottom E string of the guitar. For example moving the chord down one fret would create an A add9 chord and moving up two frets would create a C add9 guitar chord.

Bb add9 uses these notes Bb, D, F, C

If we look at the notes of the Bb major scale:
Bb, C, D, Eb, F, G, A, Bb, C
We can see that the Add9 chord has used the 1, 3, 5, 9 from the scale, in our case Bb, D, F and C

This chord is used in lots of songs in the key of Bb, F and Eb.

You'll find lots more ways to play different add9 guitar chords here.