C9 Guitar Chord – Advanced Guitar Chord Lesson

The C9 Guitar Chord (also known as the C Dominant 9th chord) is found by locating the 1,  3 , 5 , b7  and 9 positions (C, E, G, Bb and D) of the C Major Scale: C D E F G A B C.

The  Chord Charts below will further demonstrate how to play this chord.  I have included three different voicings of the C9 Guitar Chord Below.

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 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.