How to Play E9b5 Chord on Guitar | E Dominant Ninth Flat five

E 9b5 position 1 guitar chord diagram

The E9b5 chord is made up of the Root, Major Third, diminished Fifth, Minor Seventh, and Major Ninth

Some chord charts name this chord as:

  • E Dominant Ninth Flat Five
  • E 9-5
  • E 9(b5)
  • E Dom9b5
  • E9b5

The notes in the E9b5 chord are E, G#, Bb, D, and F#

Notes that compose the E 9b5 chord:

EG#BbDF#

Chord structure of the Dominant Ninth Flat five chord:

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

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How To Play The E Dominant Ninth Flat five chord on guitar

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Position 1
BarreOpen

E 9b5 position 1 guitar chord diagram

Position 2
BarreOpen

E 9b5 position 3 guitar chord diagram

Position 3
BarreMovable

E 9b5 position 2 guitar chord diagram

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Chord tones in te E 9b5 chord

Pick some of the tones from the fretboard map below and play this chord in new ways.

1
b7
1
3
b5
9
1
9
b7
b5
3
9
3
1
b7
b5
3
b5
9
b7
1
b5
3
1
9
b7
b7
b5
9
3
1
b7
1

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.

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