#1
Alright, when playing chords with the Added 9th do you add a 9th ABOVE a chord or add the 9th of the key?

For example if we were in Cmaj would a AminAdd 9 be A, C, E, D or A, C, E, B? (Hopefully I wrote that right)
Last edited by schism8 at Oct 23, 2011,
#3
to the chord. B.
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#5
Cadd9 = chord with 9th note of the scale.
[x 3 2 0 3 3] (x C E G D G)
The 8th (octave) is switched out.

AminAdd9
[x 0 2 4 1 0] (x A E B C E)
In this position you can't play the first 3rd, but it's just an example. (I'm guessing your talking about guitar and not piano.)
#7
an add9 chord is the 9th of the chord, not the key. any # in the context of a chord name is referring to that interval of the chord, not key.
#8
If in Cmaj you wanted to take your E chord and make it an add9 (E G B F) what does it become? EminAdd9 or EminAddb9?
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#10
Quote by engineno9
If in Cmaj you wanted to take your E chord and make it an add9 (E G B F) what does it become? EminAdd9 or EminAddb9?

Depending on context, G7/E, Em/F or G13.

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#11
Are you offering that as an alternative to eminadd9 or as the more right answer?
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#12
Well it's both really. When labeling chords, I always think what the easiest way would be to interpret it, like on a chord chart at a gig. Especially if I'm writing for someone else.

For example, if I wanted to throw in a chord like A13sus4, I'd break it down and analyze the notes. The alternative as you mentioned would be Gmaj7/A.

It's just my way of thinking.