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C add9 Description

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
  • Cadd9

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

Learn 5 positions for this chord

Position 1

Fingers Positions

  • Mute the low E string
  • Let the G string play without pressing any fret
  • Place your index finger (1) on the fret 2 of the D string
  • Place your middle finger (2) on the fret 3 of the A string
  • Place your ring finger (3) on the fret 3 of the B string
  • Place your pinky finger (4) on the fret 3 of the high E string

Position Characteristics

  • This position uses open strings

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Position 2

Fingers Positions

  • Mute the low E string
  • Let the G string play without pressing any fret
  • Let the high E string play without pressing any fret
  • Place your index finger (1) on the fret 2 of the D string
  • Place your middle finger (2) on the fret 3 of the A string
  • Place your ring finger (3) on the fret 3 of the B string

Position Characteristics

  • This position uses open strings

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Position 3

Fingers Positions

  • Mute the low E string
  • Mute the A string
  • Place your index finger (1) on the fret 8 of the B string
  • Place your middle finger (2) on the fret 9 of the G string
  • Place your ring finger (3) on the fret 10 of the D string
  • Place your pinky finger (4) on the fret 10 of the high E string

Position Characteristics

  • This position is movable

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Position 4

Fingers Positions

  • Mute the low E string
  • Let the D string play without pressing any fret
  • Let the G string play without pressing any fret
  • Let the high E string play without pressing any fret
  • Place your index finger (1) on the fret 3 of the A string
  • Place your middle finger (2) on the fret 3 of the B string

Position Characteristics

  • This position uses open strings

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Position 5

Fingers Positions

  • Mute the low E string
  • Let the D string play without pressing any fret
  • Let the G string play without pressing any fret
  • Let the high E string play without pressing any fret
  • Place your index finger (1) on the fret 1 of the B string
  • Place your ring finger (3) on the fret 3 of the A string

Position Characteristics

  • This position uses open strings

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