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Kevin Bullat


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Post  Posted 7 Nov 2019 9:27 pm    
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Hey all, long time listener, first time caller. I tried the search function but couldn't find anything. Does anyone have any tab or diagrams of 9th chord grips for a C6th tuning with E on top? I'm thinking they aren't movable due to the 9th interval. Thanks!
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Post  Posted 7 Nov 2019 9:44 pm    
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C9th:
Tab:
E ____________10_____
C ____________10_____
A ____________/______
G ____________9______
E ___________________
C ___________________

The notes are E Bb D, the 3rd, b7th and 9th of the chord. Those are the essential notes to make a 9th chord sound. It's always 2 frets below the 6th chord of the same name.
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David Knutson


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Post  Posted 7 Nov 2019 10:23 pm    
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In the C6 tuning that b0b has diagramed above, I find that the 1st, 2nd and 3rd strings (or 2nd, 3rd, 5th) two frets down from the 6th chord of the same name, make a perfectly serviceable 9th chord in a group situation. You have the 5, b7, and 9, so as long as the root and 3rd are covered elsewhere you're golden. If you are looking to get the 9th by yourself, b0b's cool slant is definitely the one.
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Nic Neufeld


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Post  Posted 8 Nov 2019 4:31 am    
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Hard figuring out the right notation, but the xx1x22 as above...split bar on 4,2,1 strings, 3 b7 9 pattern...you can also get the same chord on the 5,4,2 strings without a split bar, also the 3 b7 9 voicing. x1x23x (Obviously that's just the shape.)

I use both of them, the x1x23x shape resolves really nice into the 6th chord (x1x11x) on some songs that need that sound...
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Mike Neer


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Post  Posted 8 Nov 2019 4:38 am    
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My favorite:

D9
x
4
x
5
x
6
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Kevin Bullat


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Post  Posted 8 Nov 2019 6:08 am    
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Thanks for the info!
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Andy Volk


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Boston, MA
Post  Posted 8 Nov 2019 6:32 am    
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I usually Play Mike's D9 as ...

X
4
3
X
2
X

Mike's reverse slant (same notes) gives a nice V to I movement to the 7th fret G chord.
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b0b


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Post  Posted 8 Nov 2019 7:43 am    
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I was puzzled by Mike Neer's D9th chord until I visualized it against the D7 at the 5th fret:
Tab:
          D9th
E __________________
C _______4__________ E, the 9th
A ________(5)_______ D, the root
G _________5________ C, the b7th
E ________(5)_______ A, the 5th
C ___________6______ F#, the 3rd

That's a good one! Mr. Green

PSG history note: This is why Buddy didn't raise the high C on pedal 8. He lowered it on a knee lever instead.
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Nic Neufeld


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Post  Posted 8 Nov 2019 1:30 pm    
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Just for grins a nice (only D) 6/9 chord with the open top string...222220...makes a nice final flourish to end a song sometimes. I try not to overuse it, like the FMaj7 using the same approach 555550...
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