The intervals that compose the C Major Ninth chord are Root, Major Third, Perfect Fifth, Major Seventh, and Major Ninth
Some books show this chord as:
- C Major Ninth
- C Maj9
- C Major 9
This chord is made up of the notes C, E, G, B, and D
Notes of the C maj9 chord:
Chord formula for the Major Ninth chord:
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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!
These maps show you the tones in a chord all along the fretboard. They are incredibly helpful because allow you to:
- Create new voicings on the fly, across all the neck
- Improvise targeting the right notes
- Unlock the fretboard and expand the CAGED system.
In the new ebook, Chords Domination, you'll find the fretboard tones maps for 44 different qualities of chords. Check it out: