Minor 9th Chords (m9) - Guitar Diagrams and Voicing Charts
How to Build Minor 9th Chords?
A minor 9th chord is a chord having a root (1), a minor third (b3), a perfect fifth (5), a minor 7th (b7) and a major 9th (9). It can be seen as a dominant 9th chord with a minor third or a minor seventh chord with a ninth added.
Minor ninth chords can be played in place of basic minor chords when you want to spice you minor voicings up a little bit.
|C Minor 9th chord||C||E||G||B||D|
Minor 9th chords are generally marked with a m9 or -9. Example with Cm9 or C-9.
Leaving the roots out
This following focuses on rootless drop 2 minor 9th chord positions. Because it is not always possible or easy to include all chord tones when you play 9th chords, you have to leave some chord tones out. As it is the case here, the root is ommited.
Please note that it is important to locate the root even if it is not played. This will help you find more easily the chord position on the guitar neck and as well as its name.
The construction of minor 9th chords can be based on drop 2 minor 7th chords. It's quite easy, you just have to replace the root with the ninth. Here are two guitar diagrams that show the relation between these two chords.
Here are twelve minor 9 chord shapes based on minor 7 drop 2 voicings . As you can see the chords have no root notes and can have a ninth, minor third, fifth or minor seventh in the bass. These positions can be veru useful for chord / melody arrangement.
|minor 9th Root position||9||5||b7||b3|
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Last edited: 05/19/2020