Tuesday, 23 March 2010

C minor add9

Today's guitar chord of the day can be substituted for almost any minor chord. As the name suggests, it's an ordinary minor chord with an added 9th.

This chord is moveable and has its root note on the E string (indicated by the black box in the chord diagram). This chord is fingered by barring across all 6 strings with your first finger.

Minor add9 chords can be played in place of 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

C minor add9 uses the notes: C, Eb, G, D

Our inversion uses the notes in this order: C, G, D, Eb, G, C

Tune in tomorrow for another Guitar Chord Of The Day.