Advanced Guitar Chord Tutorial – Learn To Play B9
The B9 Guitar Chord (also known as the B Dominant 9th chord) is found by locating the 1, 3 , 5 , b7 and 9 positions (B, D#, F#, A and C#) of the B Major Scale: B C# D# E F# G# A# B
The Chord Charts below will further demonstrate how to play this chord. Below are 4 different versions of the B9 guitar chord.
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.