Fm9 Piano Chord

Fm9

F Minor 9th

Root
F
9th
G
Min 3rd
Ab
Min 7th
Eb
E
G
B
D
F
F
A
C
E
F
Ab
Eb
G

The Notes in a F Minor 9th Chord

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 Min 3rd

Finding Ab from F step by step:

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

The Min 7th

Finding Eb from F step by step:

  • Start on: F
  • Step 1: move down to E
  • Step 2: Land on Eb
Min 7th
Eb
Root
F
1
  • E is a minor second below F.
  • Eb is a major 2nd below F. The min 7th is down a major 2nd? Confusing, right? The note Eb is down 2 half-steps from F, but up 10 half-steps from F:
Min 7th
Eb
Root
F
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9