BM9 Piano Chord

BM9

B Major 9th

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

The Notes in a B Major 9th Chord

The Root

Finding B from B step by step:

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

The 3rd

Finding D# from B step by step:

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

The 9th

Finding C# from B step by step:

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

The Maj 7th

Finding A# from B step by step:

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