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The Major 9th Piano Chord

The Chord of Morning Light

Lisa Witt - Nov 26, 2018


Looking for that perfect chord to lighten the atmosphere? You need the Major 9th chord. 


It's simple to create. For example, to build a major chord based on C you would play C-E-G. Then, count 9 up from the root note (C) and you will have your 9th. So a C major 9th would be C-E-G-D.


Having the high D on top gives this chord its open and light sound making it a great chord to play when you want a ballad type of sound. Want to take it to the next level? Try adding in the major 7th for added effect.


It's a simple chord with a big effect. Perfect to add to your chord toolkit.


Have fun,


Lisa Witt

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Hi, I'm Lisa Witt

Lisa has taught in a variety of settings from beginners just getting started to recording artists preparing their songs for the road. While her background is classical, she loves helping students play the music they love by ear and is excited to be a part of YOUR journey.