Abm9 Piano Chord

Abm9

Ab Minor 9th

Root
Ab
9th
Bb
Min 3rd
Cb
Min 7th
Gb
E
G
B
D
F
F
A
C
E
Ab
Cb
Gb
Bb

The Notes in a Ab Minor 9th 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 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 Min 3rd

Finding Cb 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: Land on Cb
Min 3rd
Cb
Root
Ab
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
  • 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. The min 3rd is down a major sixth? Confusing, right? The note Cb is down 9 half-steps from Ab, but up 3 half-steps from Ab:
Min 3rd
Cb
Root
Ab
1
2

The Min 7th

Finding Gb from Ab step by step:

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