Minor 9th Chord Low Voicing

This week’s Guitar Chord Of The Week is a minor 9th chord that is played on the bottom four strings. This low voicing can be very effective, especially when used with other ‘low’ chords. Hear for yourself by playing the example chord progression provided at the end of the article.

Minor 9th Guitar Chord Diagram
Minor 9th Guitar Chord

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D add9 add11 Chord

D add9 add11 Guitar Chord Diagram
D add9 add11 Guitar Chord Diagram

For a change, this week’s Guitar Chord Of The Week is an open-position chord… sort of. It isn’t played in open position (i.e. the first 3 frets), but because it contains open strings, the D add9 add11 chord almost qualifies.

This is a beautiful but ambiguous-sounding chord that has inspired many songs.

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Dominant 7th Sharp 5 Flat 9 Chord

Dominant 7th Sharp 5 Flat 9 Chord Shape
Dominant 7th Sharp 5 Flat 9 Chord Shape

This week’s Guitar Chord Of The Week is a dominant 7th Sharp 5 Flat 9 (7#9b5) chord. The chord name is a bit of a mouthful and it’s quite a tricky chord to play, but it’s a good chord to know, particularly if you play jazz.

Get used to the sound of this chord by playing the example progressions provided at the end of the article…

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Major 9th Chord

Major 9th Chord Photo
Major 9th Chord Photo

This week’s Guitar Chord Of The Week is a major 9th chord. This is a sweet-sounding chord which, in this form, is quite easy to play. Use it to brighten up chord progressions by using in the place of standard major chords. It is also a nice chord to end a song with, as it has an open, jazzy sound. Give it a try…

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Minor Seventh Flat Five Chord

Minor Seventh Flat Five Chord
Minor Seventh Flat Five Chord Shape (Root Note In Blue)

This week’s Guitar Chord Of The Week is a minor seventh flat five chord shape. This chord can be used to create some very cool sounding progressions. Learn the shape, then put it to use by playing the example chord progression…

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Minor 7th Chord Shape

This week’s Guitar Chord Of The Week is a minor 7th shape that is often used by jazz guitarists. It’s a useful chord shape to know for many other music styles, too. Once you have learned it, try using it in the example jazz chord progression at the end of the article…

Minor 7th Chord Shape
Minor 7th Chord Shape

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Major 7th Thumb Bass Chord

Major 7th chords are bright-sounding and versatile. They can be used in jazz, indie and just about every other kind of music. This week’s Guitar Chord Of The Week is a full-sounding major seventh chord that requires the use of the thumb to play the root note.

Major 7th Thumb Bass Chord
Major 7th Thumb Bass Chord (root notes in blue)

Read on to find out out how play this chord and use it in an example progression…

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