Am9 guitar chords

A-C-E-G-B

Chord Theory

Am9 comprises of the 1st, b3rd, 5th, b7th, 9th notes of a diatonic scale.
Major Scale A - B - C# - D - E - F# - G#
Chart Am9 guitar chord
Chord A minor ninth - written as Am9
Formula 1 - ♭3 - 5 - ♭7 - 9
Notes A - C - E - G - B

Am9 chord charts

Spelling: 1st(A), b3rd (C), 5th(E), b7th(G), 9th(B)
1st 2nd 3rd
Righties:   Am9  
    e|---|---|-3-|---|
    B|-1-|---|---|---|
    G|---|---|---|-4-|
    D|---|-2-|---|---|
    A|---|---|---|---|R
    E|---|---|---|---|x
Frets  1   2   3   4

Written: x02413
Notes: x-A-E-B-C-G  

Lefties:    Am9 
     |---|---|---|---|e
     |---|---|---|-1-|B
     |-4-|---|---|---|G
     |---|---|-2-|---|D
    R|---|---|---|---|A
    x|---|-3-|---|---|E
Frets  4   3   2   1
 TAB    e |-3-|
        B |-1-|
        G |-4-|
        D |-2-|
        A |-0-|
        E |---|
          Am9 
    e|---|---|-3-|
    B|-1-|---|---|
    G|-1-|---|---|
    D|-1-|---|---|
    A|---|---|---|R
    E|---|---|---|x
Frets  5   6   7

Written: x05557
Notes: x-A-G-C-E-B

          Am9 
     |-3-|---|---|e
     |---|---|-1-|B
     |---|---|-1-|G
     |---|---|-1-|D
    R|---|---|---|A
    x|---|---|---|E
Frets  7   6   5
 TAB    e |-7-|
        B |-5-|
        G |-5-|
        D |-5-|
        A |-0-|
        E |---|
          Am9 
    e|---|---|---|
    B|---|---|-4-|
    G|---|---|-3-|
    D|-1-|---|---|
    A|---|---|-2-|R
    E|---|---|---|x
Frets 10  11  12

Written: x-12-10-12-12-0
Notes: x-A-C-G-B-E 

          Am9 
     |---|---|---|e
     |-4-|---|---|B
     |-3-|---|---|G
     |---|---|-1-|D
    R|-2-|---|---|A
    x|---|---|---|E
Frets  12  11  10
 TAB    e |--0---|
        B |--12--|
        G |--12--|
        D |--10--|
        A |--12--|
        E |------|

Notes

  • A minor 9th chord implies the presence of the preceding 1st, ♭3rd, 5th, ♭7th, before the added 9th.
  • This could also be written as Am7add9 and is used in jazz and alternate styles of music.
  • Standard keys using the A minor 9 chord: C major and A minor. This shows the major key as well as its relative minor key. Both the C Major and A minor scales share the same notes & key signature.
  • Am9 (A - C - E - G - B) utilizes notes belonging to the C Major/Am Scale (C-D-E-F-G-A).
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