Chord of the Month #2

In this episode of 'Chord of the Month', we look at another one of my favourites - a voicing for a major 9 chord.

This can be used to replace any major 7 chord and even most major triads. It is a 2 handed voicing and has quite a few notes.

In the left-hand, you are playing the root, 5th and 7th. In the right-hand, you are playing the 9th, 3rd, 5th & 7th. A trick to remember this in all keys is to follow these 3 steps:

1. Play root position major 7 chord in both hands

2. Remove the 3rd from the left-hand

3. In the right-hand, move the root notes up a tone (to the 9th)

Enjoy playing around with this awesome chord!