Guitar chord C9 - diagrams and theory

C 9 position 1 guitar chord diagram

The C Dominant Ninth chord 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
  • C9

The C9 chord is composed of the notes C, E, G, Bb, and D

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C 9 chord Notes:

C E G Bb D

Tones in the Dominant Ninth chord:

1
b2
2
b3
3
4
b5
5
#5
6
b7
7
8
b9
9
#9
11
#11
13

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C Dominant Ninth Guitar Chord Voicings

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Position 1
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C 9 position 1 guitar chord diagram

Position 2
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C 9 position 2 guitar chord diagram

Position 3
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C 9 position 3 guitar chord diagram

Position 4
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C 9 position 4 guitar chord diagram

Position 5
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C 9 position 5 guitar chord diagram

Position 6
Barrè Movable

C 9 position 6 guitar chord diagram

Position 7
Barrè Movable

C 9 position 8 guitar chord diagram

Position 8
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C 9 position 9 guitar chord diagram

Position 9
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C 9 position 10 guitar chord diagram

Fretboard map of C 9 chord tones

You can create any fingering you like on any part of the fretboard, just play some of the chord tones shown in the map below. Some shapes will sound good, some less, let your ears decide!

3
5
9
3
1
b7
3
5
9
b7
1
5
3
1
5
9
b7
b7
9
3
1
5
b7
1
3
9
1
5
9
b7
3
5
9
3

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