Dominant 9th guitar arpeggios - Guitar diagrams, charts and jazz lines
Dominant 9 arpeggios contain the five same notes as the chords they come from namely the dominant 9th chords. They are spelt 1 (root), 3 (major third), 5 (perfect fifth), b7 (minor seventh) and 9 (major ninth). In sum, a dominant 9 arpeggio is a dominant seventh arpeggio with a major ninth added.
Let's note in passing that it is good to make the difference between a major ninth and a minor ninth. A major ninth (9) is an octave larger than a second (2). That is to say it is an interval built with an octave plus a second (14 semitones).The minor ninth (b9) which is made up of 13 semitones (a minor second plus an octave).
Dominant 9 guitar arpeggios - Diagrams and shapes
The four following guitar shapes show you how to play dominant 9 arpeggios. The diagram 1 has roots on the first, fourth and sixth string. The second diagram have roots on the third and five string. The shapes 3 and 4 require hand shifting to play across the neck (diagonal playing).
Arpeggio superimposition is a very interesting harmonic concept that enables you to create more sophisticated sounds. This consists of superimposing different arpeggios together. There is a lot to say about that, in this article we will only talk about the two arpeggios that makes a dominant 9 arpeggio. As shown in the example below, a C9 arpeggio contains two arpeggios :
- A dominant 7 arpeggio, G7 (G-B-D-F).
- A B half-diminished arpeggio (Bm7b5) built on the major third of C (B) (B-D-F-A). This one is often called "3-9" superimposition. The idea is to build a seventh (or a triad) on the third of the chord you're playing over.
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Last edited: 10/08/2017