Am9 Piano Chord

Am9

A Minor 9th

Root
A
9th
B
Min 3rd
C
Min 7th
G
E
G
B
D
F
F
A
C
E
A
C
G
B

The Notes in a A Minor 9th Chord

The Root

Finding A from A step by step:

  • Start on: A
  • Step 1: move down to G#
  • Step 2: move down to G
  • Step 3: move down to F#
  • Step 4: move down to F
  • Step 5: move down to E
  • Step 6: move down to Eb
  • Step 7: move down to D
  • Step 8: move down to C#
  • Step 9: move down to C
  • Step 10: move down to B
  • Step 11: move down to Bb
  • Step 12: Land on A
Root
A
Root
A
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
  • G# is a minor second below A.
  • G is a major 2nd below A.
  • F# is a minor third below A.
  • F is a major third below A.
  • E is a fourth below A.
  • Eb is a flat fifth below A.
  • D is a fifth below A.
  • C# is a sharp fifth (minor sixth) below A.
  • C is a major sixth below A.
  • B is a minor seventh below A.
  • Bb is a major seventh below A.
  • A is a octave below A. The root is down a octave? Confusing, right? The note A is down 12 half-steps from A, but up 0 half-steps from A:

The 9th

Finding B from A step by step:

  • Start on: A
  • Step 1: move up to Bb
  • Step 2: Land on B
9th
B
Root
A
1
  • Bb is a minor second above A.
  • B is a major 2nd above A.

The Min 3rd

Finding C from A step by step:

  • Start on: A
  • Step 1: move down to G#
  • Step 2: move down to G
  • Step 3: move down to F#
  • Step 4: move down to F
  • Step 5: move down to E
  • Step 6: move down to Eb
  • Step 7: move down to D
  • Step 8: move down to C#
  • Step 9: Land on C
Min 3rd
C
Root
A
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
  • G# is a minor second below A.
  • G is a major 2nd below A.
  • F# is a minor third below A.
  • F is a major third below A.
  • E is a fourth below A.
  • Eb is a flat fifth below A.
  • D is a fifth below A.
  • C# is a sharp fifth (minor sixth) below A.
  • C is a major sixth below A. The min 3rd is down a major sixth? Confusing, right? The note C is down 9 half-steps from A, but up 3 half-steps from A:
Min 3rd
C
Root
A
1
2

The Min 7th

Finding G from A step by step:

  • Start on: A
  • Step 1: move down to G#
  • Step 2: Land on G
Min 7th
G
Root
A
1
  • G# is a minor second below A.
  • G is a major 2nd below A. The min 7th is down a major 2nd? Confusing, right? The note G is down 2 half-steps from A, but up 10 half-steps from A:
Min 7th
G
Root
A
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9