Learn to play C#m9
The C Sharp Minor 9 Guitar Chord is found by locating the 1-b3-5-b7-9 positions (C#, E, G#, B and D#) of the C# Scale: C#, D#, E#, F#, G#, A#, and B#. The “b3” symbol means that we take the third position of the C Sharp Scale and we flatten that note by 1/2 step to arrive at our “E” note. The “b7” symbol means that we take the 7th position of the C Sharp Scale and we flatten that by 1/2 step to arrive at our “B” note.
So the notes of the C# Minor 9 Chord are: C#, E, G#, B and D#
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.
C#m9 Guitar Chord Video Demonstration
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.