Advanced Guitar Chord Tutorial – Learn to Play Abm9
To find this chord, we need to locate the 1, b3, 5, b7 and 9 ( Ab, Cb, Eb, Gb, Bb)positions of the Ab Guitar Scale: Ab – Bb – C – Db – Eb – F – G . Not sure what the b3 and b7 symbols mean? No problem, I will explain. The b3 simply means that we find the 3rd position of the Ab Guitar Scale and we flatten it by 1/2 step to arrive at our Cb. The b7 symbol means we find the 7th position of the same scale and flatten it by 1/2 step to arrive at our Gb.
Abm9 Notes: Ab, Cb, Eb, Gb, Bb
Here is a key that will help you read the charts:
Everything on the above chart should be self explanatory, except for the last three in the third column. They may need a bit of explaining. The O, or open symbol, simply means that you do not press down on any notes on that string. The X means you do not strum that particular string. The Barre symbol means you need to barre that particular fret. When you barre a fret you are pressing down on multiple strings at the same time with one finger.
Abm9 Video Demo
Chord Playing Tips
Be sure that you are pressing down on the strings hard enough and play each string one at a time to make sure you have a nice clean sound. If any of the strings buzz or sound muted, then something is not right.