D#M9 Piano Chord

D#M9

D# Major 9th

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

The Notes in a D# Major 9th Chord

The 3rd

Finding FX from D# step by step:

  • Start on: D#
  • Step 1: move up to E
  • Step 2: move up to E#
  • Step 3: move up to F#
  • Step 4: Land on FX
3rd
FX
Root
D#
1
2
3
  • E is a minor second above D#.
  • E# is a major 2nd above D#.
  • F# is a minor third above D#.
  • FX is a major third above D#.

The 9th

Finding E# from D# step by step:

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

The Maj 7th

Finding CX from D# step by step:

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