Guitar Chord Lesson – Learn How To Play the Fmaj9 Chord

The F Major 9 (also known as F Major Ninth, FMaj9 or F Major 9th), is a beautiful dreamy sounding chord that is often used in jazz guitar.

The F Major 9th Chord is found by locating the 1, 2, 3 , 5 and 7 positions (F, G, A, C and E) of the F Major Scale: F G A Bb C D E F. The chord chart below demonstrates how to play the FMaj9 Chord.

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

Guitar Chord Chart Key


Chord Playing Tips: An easy way to remember how to play this guitar chord is by first starting at the C Major Chord. Then all you do is move your second and third fingers down one string while keeping your first finger on the first fret, second string. 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.