Bm9 Piano Chord

Bm9

B Minor 9th

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

The Notes in a B Minor 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 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 Min 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: move down to D#
  • Step 9: Land on D
Min 3rd
D
Root
B
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
  • 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. The min 3rd is down a major sixth? Confusing, right? The note D is down 9 half-steps from B, but up 3 half-steps from B:
Min 3rd
D
Root
B
1
2

The Min 7th

Finding A from B step by step:

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