How to construct and play the 9 chord

Name

The 9 is also named dominant ninth

Quality

A 9 is a Major chord

Intervals

How to construct a 9 chord?

Use the following intervals in any order to construct this chord. Start on a specific note on which you want to construct this chord from (for instance the note "C") and calculate each interval on top of it. Afterwards, you will be able to play it on your instrument.

Perfect unison

Has 0 semitones and spans 1 naturals.

Major third

Has 4 semitones and spans 3 naturals.

Perfect fifth

Has 7 semitones and spans 5 naturals.

Minor seventh

Has 10 semitones and spans 7 naturals.

Ninth

Has 14 semitones and spans 9 naturals.

Scales

Cheatsheet

Play the 9 chord in any key

You can play a Cdominant ninth with the following notes.

C   E   G   Bb   D  

Sheet music of C dominant ninth in three octaves.

The notes of the C9 chord written down in sheet music.
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C9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
C9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
C9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
C9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
C9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for C dominant ninth.

C9 piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a C#dominant ninth with the following notes.

C#   E#   G#   B   D#  

Sheet music of C# dominant ninth in three octaves.

The notes of the C#9 chord written down in sheet music.
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C#9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
C#9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
C#9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
C#9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
C#9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for C# dominant ninth.

C#9 piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a Dbdominant ninth with the following notes.

Db   F   Ab   Cb   Eb  

Sheet music of Db dominant ninth in three octaves.

The notes of the Db9 chord written down in sheet music.
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Db9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Db9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Db9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Db9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Db9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for Db dominant ninth.

Db9 piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a Ddominant ninth with the following notes.

D   F#   A   C   E  

Sheet music of D dominant ninth in three octaves.

The notes of the D9 chord written down in sheet music.
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D9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
D9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
D9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
D9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
D9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for D dominant ninth.

D9 piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a D#dominant ninth with the following notes.

D#   F##   A#   C#   E#  

Sheet music of D# dominant ninth in three octaves.

The notes of the D#9 chord written down in sheet music.
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D#9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
D#9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
D#9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
D#9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
D#9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for D# dominant ninth.

D#9 piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a Ebdominant ninth with the following notes.

Eb   G   Bb   Db   F  

Sheet music of Eb dominant ninth in three octaves.

The notes of the Eb9 chord written down in sheet music.
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Eb9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Eb9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Eb9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Eb9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Eb9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for Eb dominant ninth.

Eb9 piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a Edominant ninth with the following notes.

E   G#   B   D   F#  

Sheet music of E dominant ninth in three octaves.

The notes of the E9 chord written down in sheet music.
E9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
E9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
E9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
E9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
E9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
E9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for E dominant ninth.

E9 piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a Fdominant ninth with the following notes.

F   A   C   Eb   G  

Sheet music of F dominant ninth in three octaves.

The notes of the F9 chord written down in sheet music.
F9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
F9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
F9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
F9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
F9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
F9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for F dominant ninth.

F9 piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a F#dominant ninth with the following notes.

F#   A#   C#   E   G#  

Sheet music of F# dominant ninth in three octaves.

The notes of the F#9 chord written down in sheet music.
F#9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
F#9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
F#9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
F#9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
F#9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
F#9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for F# dominant ninth.

F#9 piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a Gbdominant ninth with the following notes.

Gb   Bb   Db   Fb   Ab  

Sheet music of Gb dominant ninth in three octaves.

The notes of the Gb9 chord written down in sheet music.
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Gb9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Gb9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Gb9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Gb9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Gb9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for Gb dominant ninth.

Gb9 piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a Gdominant ninth with the following notes.

G   B   D   F   A  

Sheet music of G dominant ninth in three octaves.

The notes of the G9 chord written down in sheet music.
G9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
G9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
G9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
G9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
G9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
G9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for G dominant ninth.

G9 piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a G#dominant ninth with the following notes.

G#   B#   D#   F#   A#  

Sheet music of G# dominant ninth in three octaves.

The notes of the G#9 chord written down in sheet music.
G#9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
G#9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
G#9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
G#9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
G#9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
G#9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for G# dominant ninth.

G#9 piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a Abdominant ninth with the following notes.

Ab   C   Eb   Gb   Bb  

Sheet music of Ab dominant ninth in three octaves.

The notes of the Ab9 chord written down in sheet music.
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Ab9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Ab9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Ab9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Ab9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Ab9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for Ab dominant ninth.

Ab9 piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a Adominant ninth with the following notes.

A   C#   E   G   B  

Sheet music of A dominant ninth in three octaves.

The notes of the A9 chord written down in sheet music.
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A9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
A9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
A9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
A9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
A9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for A dominant ninth.

A9 piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a A#dominant ninth with the following notes.

A#   C##   E#   G#   B#  

Sheet music of A# dominant ninth in three octaves.

The notes of the A#9 chord written down in sheet music.
A#9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
A#9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
A#9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
A#9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
A#9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
A#9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for A# dominant ninth.

A#9 piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a Bbdominant ninth with the following notes.

Bb   D   F   Ab   C  

Sheet music of Bb dominant ninth in three octaves.

The notes of the Bb9 chord written down in sheet music.
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Bb9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Bb9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Bb9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Bb9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Bb9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for Bb dominant ninth.

Bb9 piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a Bdominant ninth with the following notes.

B   D#   F#   A   C#  

Sheet music of B dominant ninth in three octaves.

The notes of the B9 chord written down in sheet music.
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B9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
B9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
B9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
B9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
B9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for B dominant ninth.

B9 piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app