EM9 Piano Chord

EM9

E Major 9th

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

The Notes in a E Major 9th Chord

The 3rd

Finding G# from E step by step:

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

The 9th

Finding F# from E step by step:

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

The Maj 7th

Finding D# from E step by step:

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