Major 9th Chords... (maj9)
Major 9th chords are not very widely used in most of today's popular music. You will however find these chords used more frequenly in Jazz and other alternate forms of music.
Definition of a major 9 chord
A major 9 chord is a 5 note chord having a root, a major third, a perfect fifth, a major 7th and a major 9th.
The chord formula for a major 9 chord is 1 - 3 - 5 - 7 - 9
Stacking thirds: Major 3rd(3) - Minor 3rd(5) - Major 3rd(7) - Minor 3rd(9)
Example...Calculating a Gmaj9 chord
Major 9th Chord Table (maj9)
Amaj9 - Cmaj9
Free Download: major 9th chords - Part 1
Guitar Chord Charts:
C#maj9 / Dbmaj9 - Emaj9
Free Download: maj9 Chords - Part 2
Fmaj9 - G#maj9 / Abmaj9
Free Download: maj9 Chords - Part 3
Don't confuse a 9 chord with a maj9 chord. A ninth chord is built on a dominant or flattened 7th chord, whereas a maj9 chord is built on a major 7th chord.
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