Gmaj9 Chord on Guitar: How To Play the G Major Ninth chord

G maj9 position 1 guitar chord diagram

The intervals in the G Major Ninth chord are Root, Major Third, Perfect Fifth, Major Seventh, and Major Ninth

You may find this chord denoted as:

  • G Major Ninth
  • G Maj9
  • G Major 9
  • Gmaj9

The notes in this chord are G, B, D, F#, and A

Notes that compose the G maj9 chord:

GBDF#A

Chord Formula:

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 G Major Ninth chord on guitar

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Position 1
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G maj9 position 3 guitar chord diagram

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G maj9 position 2 guitar chord diagram

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G maj9 position 1 guitar chord diagram

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Use Fretboard Maps To Build Chords Along All The Fretboard

Complete Fretboard Map of G maj9 chord tones

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.

3
1
5
9
7
9
3
7
1
5
1
3
7
9
1
5
9
3
7
5
9
3
1
3
7
5
9
1
5
7
3
1
5
9

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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