How to Play 9th Chords GuitarBrace yourselves, we are about to give you the keys to the Lamborghini, as far as 9th chords are concerned.
...Or keys to your Tesla, whatever turns your crank man!
Today we’re gonna show you the 9th chords in the barre chord (barre = bar) form. That implies that you can move them all across the fretboard and still get the desired chord in different keys.
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Now, let us make haste!
Watch this video to learn How to Play 9th Chords Guitar
How to build a 9th Chord from scratch:
For this one, you need to place your middle finger on the 7th fret of the 5th string. Your index finger goes on the 6th fret of the 4th string. Put your ring finger on the 7th fret of the 3rd string. Lastly, put your pinky on the 7th fret of the 2nd string.
As far as your picking hand goes, strum across strings 5 to 1.
You can use this shape and move it anywhere on the 5th string and you will get a 9th chord in different keys.
9th Chords Guitar practice tips:
- When placing your fingers to play this E 9th chord, make sure that you are behind the fret wire. Also, barre’s aside, make sure that you are pressing the strings with your fingertips.
- You can use what we have explained in the ‘’How to build a 9th Chord from scratch’’ section to create 9th chords all across the 5th string.