Watch the C Dominant 9 Chord Inversions online guitar lesson by Frank Vignola from Inversion Excursion
We will now go over C Dominant 9 chords and the various inversions. It is a 5 note chord meaning two extensions are added to the triads. The spelling of a C Dominant 9 chord is: C-E-G-Bb-D or 1-3-5-b7-9. Since we are dealing with the 2-3-4-5 strings we will be using 4 of the 5 notes as you don't have to play all 5 notes. Notice where on the fingerboard the fifth note of the chord lies as you are playing the other four notes of the chord. In this segment I go over some of my favorite inversions of these cool sounding dominant 9 chord inversions. For each inversion, look at the chord and pick out each of the chord tones naming the notes.