This chord is made up of the Root, Major Third, Perfect Fifth, and Major Ninth
The Cadd9 chord is known as:
- C Major Ninth Added
- C Maj9
- C Maj Add 9
The notes of the Cadd9 chord are C, E, G, and D.
To create this type of Ninth chord, we add a Major Ninth (D) to a C major chord
Notes that compose the C add9 chord:
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Play This Chord With Other Roots
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!