F#M9 Piano Chord

F#M9

F# Major 9th

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

The Notes in a F# Major 9th Chord

The 3rd

Finding A# from F# step by step:

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

The 9th

Finding G# from F# step by step:

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

The Maj 7th

Finding E# from F# step by step:

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