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Here are some examples of how you can spice up the usual E, A and B major chords by creating add9 voicings. We just move the octave to the 9 instead. It's a bit of a stretch, but it sounds great. You may recognize this sound from "Every Breath You Take", by the Police.

There's also a nice Bsus4 chord in there, which is quite easy to play but sounds great.

I use all of these chords shown quite often when I play, hope you like them!

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Yves Martins said...

Great stuff Robert!!!

Could you do some video lesson regarding modal improvising?

Thank you in advance!!!

Thank you for your lessons!!!

Comment added on February 10, 2013
Robert said...

Nathan, it is just a different way of adding that 9th note. There many different fingerings for all sorts of chords. The key is to know the intervals well.

Comment added on April 06, 2008
Nathan Cartlidge said...

Sounds amazing thank you, only problem is that i am almost 15 and have very small hands for my age.

Just one question though, how come on Cadd9 (off topic i know) the bottom note is moved up a step instead of the middle, like on the Eadd9, Aadd9 and the Badd9?

Comment added on April 03, 2008
Danny herron said...

I just want to thank you ,I could noot have learned these licks on my own.

Comment added on March 30, 2008

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New Course - Comping with Triads -

Learn 6 common chord progressions.

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