Learn How To Play the Emaj9 Guitar Chord
The E Major 9 Guitar Chord (also known as E Major Ninth, EMaj9 or E Major 9th) is a beautiful dreamy sounding chord often used with jazz guitar.
The E Major 9th Chord is found by locating the 1, 3 , 5, 7 and 9 positions (E, G#, B, D# and F#) of the E Major Scale: E F# G# A B C# D# E. The chord diagram chart below demonstrates how to play the EMaj7 Chord.
Notes of the E Major 7th Chord: E, G#, B, D# and F#
Here is a key that will help you read the chart:
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.
Chord Playing Tip: Be sure that you are pressing down on the strings hard enough. You should 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.