Blues Chords Extensions 9th and 13th.

It’s not the target of this site to make a list of most guitar chords, which in any case are difficult to remember.
On the web you can find many resources of charts with hundreds of chords.
The easiest way to find a chord is to search on Google, and to get them in the different positions.

I suggest you focus on the chords most useful and widely used.
Let’s learn about these important chords utilized within the blues and jazz, which surely will complement your playing. In particular, the Blues Chord Extensions 9th and 13th.
The name is not frightening. Even those that seem most complex are actually very easy to understand.

9th Chord

The 9th chord is very important and widely used.

Before starting, you need to refresh some notes on the strings A and E bass.
The reason is that the root of the chord gives us the position to find the chord.
For example C7 has the root (C note) located on the 3th fret of the string A.
If you want D7 just remember that the D note is on the 5th fret of the A string. Etc.

What this means is that you will have to add the 9th note to the 7th chord.
Example: C7 is formed by the notes C E G Bb (1, 3, 5 and 7b). We add the 9th that on the scale of C is the note D (add it in the C7 chord).

The 9th chord sounds very cool.



C9 Chord

C, E, G, Bb, D  

(1, 3, 5, 7b, 9)



C) Chord different fingering



Same chord but with different fingering (more used).

In the bar you can use the finger 3 or 4. For me it’s easier the 4th.



How to make a 9th chord



Understanding the 9th chord.

Focus on the Root, and you can play the 9th chord on all the fretboard.

Look at the C note on the A string and easy find C9. Same rule for others chords.


9th Chord different version

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