There is a secret to playing the correct sounding cadd9 chord.
The secret is to play Cadd2 instead of Cadd9.
Most people don’t know how to play a good sounding cadd9 chord, but it’s easy once you know the secret.
The primary benefit of playing Cadd2 instead of Cadd9 is that it sounds better in almost all cases. But there are other benefits as well. In addition to sounding better, the Cadd2 chord is easier to play, and if you can’t find your guitar tuner, and you’re not sure if your low E string is in tune or not, it’s safer to play Cadd2 instead of Cadd9 because if you’re off by even a little bit on the 5th fret low E string note, playing Cadd9 will sound really bad.
Want to improve your guitar playing? Learn the secret to playing the cadd9 chord.
Many people think that the cadd9 chord is played by simply pressing all the strings on a fretboard down with your ring finger.
This is wrong!
The cadd9 chord is actually played by strumming the guitar in a downward motion, then lifting up your hand and strumming it again, repeating this process until you have played four chords in total. Then press your ring finger down on the first fret of the second string. This will make you sound like a professional guitarist!
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In the middle of trying to figure out how to play the cadd9 chord (a.k.a. C add 9, Cadd9, Cadd9/E, or simply just “C9”), I discovered that there are many incorrect ways that people play it!
I spent hours searching YouTube and looking around at other websites and blogs, to no avail. I found a few that got close to the right sound, but none that had it exactly right.
I wanted to share what I eventually discovered with you, so here is a quick tip on how to play the cadd9 chord correctly:
1) Strum all the strings on a C chord (including the open E string).
2) Remove your index finger from the high E string.
3) Press down on that same string with your ring finger.
4) Strum again.
You should now be playing an “e” note instead of an “E” note (the high/thin E string). This is what makes it sound correct!
cadd9, is a chord that many beginner guitarists learn early on. This lesson will show you the easy way to play cadd9, which is the correct way to play the chord. Many people have told me that cadd9 is one of their first chords when starting out and I think that is great. However, most beginners struggle with this chord because they have been taught it the wrong way. Let’s take a look at what a cadd9 chord looks like without using any fancy music theory mumbo jumbo.
What is a Cadd9 Chord?
The letter “c” stands for the note C and “add9” stands for adding a ninth note to the chord, which in case of C would be D. So basically, if you were to play a C major chord (C E G), then add a ninth note (D), you would be playing the cadd9 chord!
Here’s What A Common Mistake Looks Like
Many beginners are taught to play cadd9 by placing their third finger over both strings rather than just one string. This is because they are used to playing full barre chords which involve covering two strings with your third finger. The problem with this approach is that it mutes the third
One of the most common problems with playing guitar is that, when trying to play a cadd9 chord. You find that it sounds off and doesn’t sound like the cadd9 chord you know and love. Well, I am here to tell you today that there is a simple solution to this problem. The simple solution is to not play the cadd9 chord at all!
When starting out on guitar, we start with a few basic chords. We learn how to play open chords like C, G, D, Em and Am. We learn how to barre the fretboard and make chords like A major, E major and F major. Then we start learning how to combine these chords together in order to create something more complex than just the basic chords that we started out with. We start combining these chords together to create what are called extensions.
Extensions are basically just adding an extra note onto an existing chord. For example, if we take a C major triad (C – E – G) and add an A on top of it we get a C6 chord (C – E – G – A). If we take an A minor triad (A – C – E) and add a D on top of it we get
So, what is the secret to playing the Cadd9 chord? Let me show you…
First off, you need to understand that the Cadd9 chord has a sound all its own. The d9th is actually the 7th note of the scale, but when it is added to the chord it doesn’t change the function of the chord – it’s still a major chord.
But this note does add some color to the chord and makes it sound a bit jazzy. So, let’s take a look at how to play this chord…
There are several ways to play a Cadd9 chord. How do you know which one is the most correct?
The one I will show you today is the most correct sounding chord and I will show you why.
How to Play a Cadd9 Chord
First, here’s how you play a Cadd9 chord.
You’ll notice that the first two fingers are barred across the second fret. This is an essential element of this chord. Without it, it just won’t sound right (we’ll cover how to play it without barring later).
Why Is This Chord Wrong?
If this chord were wrong, then we wouldn’t be able to use it in any songs, and therefor would not have any reason to learn or discuss it. But since we can use this chord in songs, we must conclude that it is not wrong per se. What is wrong about learning this chord this way is that you are only learning part of the picture. You aren’t learning all of your options. And if you don’t know all of your options when playing music, then that’s definitely “wrong” (this applies to many things beyond guitar playing).