How To Write And Play Beautiful Music Using The Add9 Chord

How To Write And Play Beautiful Music Using The Add 9 Chord

by Simon Candy


Add 9 Chords Guitar Article PicIn this video, you learn all about add 9 chords on guitar.

Add 9 chords sound beautiful with many ways you can use them in your playing.

In this lesson, I sit down with Music Theory Specialist Tommaso Zillio to discuss and demonstrate the add 9 guitar chord, what it is, how it sounds, and examples of the add 9 chord in songs.


The strange thing is, this beautiful chord, in a lot of cases, can have the most dissonant interval there is, the minor 2nd, hiding in plain sight within the structure of the chord.

How does that work?

Wouldn’t it sound “off”?

You will have to watch the video to find out :)

Spoiler alert: It doesn’t.

It’s this very interval that adds to the beautiful sound of the chord.

You also learn various ways you can use the add 9 chord in your own guitar playing including the use of droning open strings for a great sound.

Watch the video below to learn more:


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