FM9 Piano Chord

FM9

F Major 9th (with 5th)

Root
F
3rd
A
5th
C
9th
G
Maj 7th
E
E
G
B
D
F
F
A
C
E
F
A
C
E
G

The Notes in a F Major 9th (with 5th) Chord

The 3rd

Finding A from F step by step:

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

The 5th

Finding C from F step by step:

  • Start on: F
  • Step 1: move up to Gb
  • Step 2: move up to G
  • Step 3: move up to Ab
  • Step 4: move up to A
  • Step 5: move up to Bb
  • Step 6: move up to B
  • Step 7: Land on C
5th
C
Root
F
1
2
3
4
5
6
  • Gb is a minor second above F.
  • G is a major 2nd above F.
  • Ab is a minor third above F.
  • A is a major third above F.
  • Bb is a fourth above F.
  • B is a flat fifth above F.
  • C is a fifth above F.

The 9th

Finding G from F step by step:

  • Start on: F
  • Step 1: move up to Gb
  • Step 2: Land on G
9th
G
Root
F
1
  • Gb 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