Guitar Lesson

Difference Between add9 and 9 Chords

Difficulty: intermediate

By: Nate Dean

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Let's take a look at 3 chord shapes that should be interesting to study together.

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This interesting Aadd9 shape combines a 3rd (C#) in close proximity to a 9th (B). The presence of the C# makes this chord an "add9" instead of a "2"