How to construct and play the maj9 chord

Name

The maj9 is also named major ninth

Alternative name

Use Δ9 instead of maj9

Use ^9 instead of maj9

Quality

A maj9 is a Major chord

Intervals

How to construct a maj9 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.

Major seventh

Has 11 semitones and spans 7 naturals.

Ninth

Has 14 semitones and spans 9 naturals.

Scales

Cheatsheet

Play the maj9 chord in any key

You can play a Cmajor ninth with the following notes.

C   E   G   B   D  

Sheet music of C major ninth in three octaves.

The notes of the Cmaj9 chord written down in sheet music.
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Cmaj9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Cmaj9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Cmaj9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Cmaj9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Cmaj9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for C major ninth.

Cmaj9 piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

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

C#   E#   G#   B#   D#  

Sheet music of C# major ninth in three octaves.

The notes of the C#maj9 chord written down in sheet music.
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C#maj9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
C#maj9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
C#maj9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
C#maj9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
C#maj9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for C# major ninth.

C#maj9 piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a Dbmajor ninth with the following notes.

Db   F   Ab   C   Eb  

Sheet music of Db major ninth in three octaves.

The notes of the Dbmaj9 chord written down in sheet music.
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Dbmaj9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Dbmaj9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Dbmaj9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Dbmaj9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Dbmaj9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for Db major ninth.

Dbmaj9 piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a Dmajor ninth with the following notes.

D   F#   A   C#   E  

Sheet music of D major ninth in three octaves.

The notes of the Dmaj9 chord written down in sheet music.
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Dmaj9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Dmaj9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Dmaj9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Dmaj9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Dmaj9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for D major ninth.

Dmaj9 piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

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

D#   F##   A#   C##   E#  

Sheet music of D# major ninth in three octaves.

The notes of the D#maj9 chord written down in sheet music.
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D#maj9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
D#maj9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
D#maj9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
D#maj9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
D#maj9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for D# major ninth.

D#maj9 piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a Ebmajor ninth with the following notes.

Eb   G   Bb   D   F  

Sheet music of Eb major ninth in three octaves.

The notes of the Ebmaj9 chord written down in sheet music.
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Ebmaj9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Ebmaj9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Ebmaj9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Ebmaj9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Ebmaj9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for Eb major ninth.

Ebmaj9 piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a Emajor ninth with the following notes.

E   G#   B   D#   F#  

Sheet music of E major ninth in three octaves.

The notes of the Emaj9 chord written down in sheet music.
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Emaj9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Emaj9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Emaj9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Emaj9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Emaj9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for E major ninth.

Emaj9 piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a Fmajor ninth with the following notes.

F   A   C   E   G  

Sheet music of F major ninth in three octaves.

The notes of the Fmaj9 chord written down in sheet music.
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Fmaj9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Fmaj9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Fmaj9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Fmaj9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Fmaj9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for F major ninth.

Fmaj9 piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

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

F#   A#   C#   E#   G#  

Sheet music of F# major ninth in three octaves.

The notes of the F#maj9 chord written down in sheet music.
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F#maj9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
F#maj9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
F#maj9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
F#maj9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
F#maj9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for F# major ninth.

F#maj9 piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a Gbmajor ninth with the following notes.

Gb   Bb   Db   F   Ab  

Sheet music of Gb major ninth in three octaves.

The notes of the Gbmaj9 chord written down in sheet music.
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Gbmaj9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Gbmaj9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Gbmaj9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Gbmaj9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Gbmaj9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for Gb major ninth.

Gbmaj9 piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a Gmajor ninth with the following notes.

G   B   D   F#   A  

Sheet music of G major ninth in three octaves.

The notes of the Gmaj9 chord written down in sheet music.
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Gmaj9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Gmaj9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Gmaj9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Gmaj9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Gmaj9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for G major ninth.

Gmaj9 piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

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

G#   B#   D#   F##   A#  

Sheet music of G# major ninth in three octaves.

The notes of the G#maj9 chord written down in sheet music.
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G#maj9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
G#maj9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
G#maj9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
G#maj9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
G#maj9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for G# major ninth.

G#maj9 piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a Abmajor ninth with the following notes.

Ab   C   Eb   G   Bb  

Sheet music of Ab major ninth in three octaves.

The notes of the Abmaj9 chord written down in sheet music.
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Abmaj9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Abmaj9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Abmaj9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Abmaj9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Abmaj9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for Ab major ninth.

Abmaj9 piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a Amajor ninth with the following notes.

A   C#   E   G#   B  

Sheet music of A major ninth in three octaves.

The notes of the Amaj9 chord written down in sheet music.
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Amaj9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Amaj9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Amaj9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Amaj9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Amaj9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for A major ninth.

Amaj9 piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

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

A#   C##   E#   G##   B#  

Sheet music of A# major ninth in three octaves.

The notes of the A#maj9 chord written down in sheet music.
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A#maj9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
A#maj9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
A#maj9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
A#maj9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
A#maj9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for A# major ninth.

A#maj9 piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a Bbmajor ninth with the following notes.

Bb   D   F   A   C  

Sheet music of Bb major ninth in three octaves.

The notes of the Bbmaj9 chord written down in sheet music.
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Bbmaj9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Bbmaj9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Bbmaj9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Bbmaj9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Bbmaj9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for Bb major ninth.

Bbmaj9 piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a Bmajor ninth with the following notes.

B   D#   F#   A#   C#  

Sheet music of B major ninth in three octaves.

The notes of the Bmaj9 chord written down in sheet music.
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Bmaj9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Bmaj9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Bmaj9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Bmaj9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Bmaj9 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for B major ninth.

Bmaj9 piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app