Learn How to Play the G Minor 9 Guitar Chord
The Gm9 Guitar Chord is found by locating the 1, b3, 5, b7 and 9 positions (G, Bb, D, F and A) of the G Major Scale: G, A, B, C, D, E, and F#.
This is definitely an advanced chord as the following voicings are rather difficult to play if you haven’t been playing all that long. But thats a good thing as it will force you to learn something new and grow as a guitar player. Below are four different chord charts for this 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.
G Minor 9 Guitar Chord Video Demonstration
Below is a video demonstration from YouTube on how to play the Gm9 chord.
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.
I hope that you found this lesson helpful. Follow this link for more advanced guitar chord lessons.