Watch the 9th Chords online guitar lesson by Denny Sarokin from Songwriter's Guide to Great Guitar

Frequently used R&B chords, 9ths have a smokey mood and simple shapes that move around the neck easily. Experiment with the high outside shapes on the top 4 strings and the midrange shape on the middle 4.

You can speed it up and add some funk to them - a syncopated #9th has that Average White Band feel.

A min.#9 is the signature lick chord for Jimi Hendrix’s, “Foxy Lady”.

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