Major Ninth Chords

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A dominant ninth is a dominant chord with a ninth, but that’s not what a major ninth chord is. The major ninth chord (or just ninth chord), as an extended chord, typically includes the seventh and ninth along with the basic triad structure. Thus, a Cmaj9 consists of C E G B and D . When the symbol “9” is not preceded by the word “major” or “maj”, the implied seventh is a dominant seventh—e.g. a C9 consists of C E G B♭ and D.

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Chord B C C#/Db D D#/Eb E F F#/Gb G G#/Ab A A#/Bb

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Chord F#/Gb G G#/Ab A A#/Bb B C C#/Db D D#/Eb E F

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Chord F F#/Gb G G#/Ab A A#/Bb B C C#/Db D D#/Eb E