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E maj9 Description

The Emaj9 chord is made up of the Root, Major Third, Perfect Fifth, Major Seventh, and Major Ninth

Different notations for the E Major Ninth chord:

  • E Major Ninth
  • E Maj9
  • E Major 9
  • Emaj9

This chord is composed of the notes E, G#, B, D#, and F#

Learn 5 positions for this chord

Position 1

Fingers Positions

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

Position Characteristics

  • This position uses open strings

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Position 2

Fingers Positions

  • Let the low E string play without pressing any fret
  • Place your index finger (1) on the fret 4 of the D, G, B and high E strings at the same time
  • Place your pinky finger (4) on the fret 7 of the A string

Position Characteristics

  • This position requires barre
  • This position uses open strings

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Position 3

Fingers Positions

  • Let the low E string play without pressing any fret
  • Let the high E string play without pressing any fret
  • Place your index finger (1) on the fret 6 of the D string
  • Place your middle finger (2) on the fret 7 of the A string
  • Place your ring finger (3) on the fret 7 of the B string
  • Place your pinky finger (4) on the fret 8 of the G string

Position Characteristics

  • This position uses open strings

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Position 4

Fingers Positions

  • Let the low E string play without pressing any fret
  • Mute the high E string
  • Place your index finger (1) on the fret 6 of the D string
  • Place your middle finger (2) on the fret 7 of the A string
  • Place your ring finger (3) on the fret 7 of the B string
  • Place your pinky finger (4) on the fret 8 of the G string

Position Characteristics

  • This position uses open strings

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Position 5

Fingers Positions

  • Let the low E string play without pressing any fret
  • Let the B string play without pressing any fret
  • Let the high E string play without pressing any fret
  • Place your middle finger (2) on the fret 8 of the G string
  • Place your ring finger (3) on the fret 9 of the A string
  • Place your pinky finger (4) on the fret 9 of the D string

Position Characteristics

  • This position uses open strings

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