Announcement: Releases “Easy Guitar Lesson on Chords - How to Play Minor 9th Chords on Guitar”

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The Minor Ninth chord is composed of a minor triad with an added ninth. The formula for the m9 (minor ninth) voicing consists of the first, flat third, fifth and ninth notes of the major scale.

Claude starts off this easy beginner guitar lesson by playing a standard Am (A minor) chord in the open position as follows: open 5th string, 2nd fret of the 4th string with 2nd finger, 2nd fret of the 3rd string with 3rd finger, first fret of the 2nd string with first finger and open first string. Next Johnson explains that by simply removing your first finger and allowing the 2nd string to be open you are adding a B to the chord which is the ninth degree of the major scale and makes the chord voicing now Am9 (A minor nine). Next Claude demonstrates how to alter the Am7 bar chord to make it a nine as follows; bar your first finger across all strings at the fifth fret, 7th fret of the 5th string with 3rd finger and 7th fret of the first string with 4th finger, which is the 9th tone of the scale. Complete Guitar TAB’s are available for this easy beginner guitar lesson at

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Claude Johnson, a native of Philadelphia PA, began playing guitar in 1990 after being inspired by players like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Stevie Ray Vaughn. He is the creator of and has helped 1000’s of people to learn to play the guitar with his critically acclaimed instructional DVD courses, all available at

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