The C Dominant Ninth chord (C9) is made up of the Root, Major Third, Perfect Fifth, Minor Seventh, and Major Ninth
Some chord charts name this chord as:
- C Dominant Ninth
- C Dom9
The C9 chord is composed of the notes C, E, G, Bb, and D.
Ninth chords are a family of extended chords, created by adding the major (or minor) ninth to a seventh chord.
C 9 chord Notes:
Tones in the Dominant Ninth chord:
See how to play the C9 across the whole fretboard:
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This fretboard map shows you the tones in the chord all along the neck. You can play this chord by choosing some of the chord tones.