Advanced Guitar Chord Lesson – Learn To Play Gmaj9

The Gmaj9 Guitar Chord (also known as G Major 9th, GMaj9th, G Major Ninth or G Major 9), is found by locating the 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9 positions (G, B, D, F# and A) of the G Major Scale: G A B C D E F# G.

Notes of the GMaj9 Guitar Chord: G, B, D, F# and A)

Below are two different ways to play this chord. Both versions of this chord are challenging for beginners.  One is a barre chord and the other requires that you mute one of the strings and squeeze both your first and second fingers on the same fret.

Here is a key that will help you read the chart:

Guitar Chord Chart Key

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 Tips: 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.