DM9 Piano Chord

DM9

D Major 9th

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

The Notes in a D Major 9th Chord

The 3rd

Finding F# from D step by step:

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

The 9th

Finding E from D step by step:

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

The Maj 7th

Finding C# from D step by step:

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