#1
I was learning Opeth's Patterns in the Ivy the other day and through this discovered the wonderful world of Minor Add9 chords. Though I consider myself to be fairly proficient with my instrument I never really went too in depth with learning my chords, something that has let me down time and again. I am looking for some sort of exercise or some such thing to help me get used to the finger stretching/required pinky strength etc of Madd9 chords. At the moment I'm simply practising switching between Emadd9 and Gmad9. Any help would be appreciated.
#2
What type of voicings are you doing?

An Em add9 can be played like this:

2
0
0
2
2
0

Which isn't particularly hard. I'm thinking you're looking at a tab that suggests a different voicing than the above.
And no, Guitar Hero will not help. Even on expert. Really.
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#3
Well, the thing about chords is that, on the guitar, there's many different voicings for a single chord. What is the chord voicing in "Patterns in the Ivy", TS?
#4
I can think of

0 0 7 0
3 0 8 7
0 0 11 7
4 4 9 5
2 7 7 7
0 0 0 0
others I don't know

for switching to Gmadd9 you could go the first example here to
3
3
3
7
5
3
Last edited by thewillmeister1 at Apr 23, 2014,