Watch the Banjo Emulation online guitar lesson by Joe Dalton from 100 Twang Thangs

Adding the E note to the Aadd9 chord doesn’t change the name, just the voicing. The E note belongs to the A chord. This is a great way to add melody notes to the phrase. Also, the F# note replaces the E note in the B7sus4 chord. This makes it a B7. So you can see that I have just changed things slightly with more interest and excitement as the result.