AbM9 Piano Chord

AbM9

Ab Major 9th (with 5th)

Root
Ab
3rd
C
5th
Eb
9th
Bb
Maj 7th
G
E
G
B
D
F
F
A
C
E
Ab
C
Eb
G
Bb

The Notes in a Ab Major 9th (with 5th) Chord

The Root

Finding Ab from Ab step by step:

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

The 3rd

Finding C from Ab step by step:

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

The 5th

Finding Eb from Ab step by step:

  • Start on: Ab
  • Step 1: move down to G
  • Step 2: move down to Gb
  • Step 3: move down to F
  • Step 4: move down to E
  • Step 5: Land on Eb
5th
Eb
Root
Ab
1
2
3
4
  • G is a minor second below Ab.
  • Gb is a major 2nd below Ab.
  • F is a minor third below Ab.
  • E is a major third below Ab.
  • Eb is a fourth below Ab. The 5th is down a fourth? Confusing, right? The note Eb is down 5 half-steps from Ab, but up 7 half-steps from Ab:
5th
Eb
Root
Ab
1
2
3
4
5
6

The 9th

Finding Bb from Ab step by step:

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

The Maj 7th

Finding G from Ab step by step:

  • Start on: Ab
  • Step 1: Land on G
Maj 7th
G
Root
Ab
  • G is a minor second below Ab. The maj 7th is down a minor second? Confusing, right? The note G is down 1 half-steps from Ab, but up 11 half-steps from Ab:
Maj 7th
G
Root
Ab
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10