G9 Chord (G Dominant 9th Chord) on Piano & Guitar

    A piano keyboard reference for the G dominant 9th chord, abbreviated as G9 or Gdom9, with the notes on piano.

    The G dominant 9th chord has the notes G B D F A.

    The G9 chord is a G dominant 7th chord (G7 chord), with a major ninth added on top.

    The intervals of the G9 chord are the root (G) , major third (B) , perfect fifth (D) , minor seventh (F) and major ninth (A) .

    Dominant 9th chords are 5-note chords and the 9th falls on the next octave. That means that they can often be impractical to play unmodified. For this reason, the 9th is often played at the 2nd scale degree position instead. You'll also often see the 3rd or the 5th being omitted from dominant 9th chords.

    Below you can see and play the G9 chord on the piano, in its unmodified version as well as without the 3rd, without the 5th or with the 9th in 2nd degree position.

    🎸 You can also jump to guitar chord diagrams for the G9 chord in common positions on the guitar fretboard. You'll find both open chords and/or barre chords.

    G dominant 9th Chord on Piano

    G dominant 9th chord

    notes: G B D F A

    • G
    • B
    • D
    • F
    • A

    G dominant 9th, 9th in 2nd position

    notes: G A B D F

    • G
    • A
    • B
    • D
    • F

    G dominant 9th chord, no3

    notes: G D F A

    • G
    • D
    • F
    • A

    G dominant 9th chord, no5

    notes: G B F A

    • G
    • B
    • F
    • A

    🎸 G dominant 9th Chord Guitar Diagrams

    Below you'll find guitar chord diagrams for common chord positions of the G dominant 9th chord, along with finger positions or note names.

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    orientation:
    1 Index finger
    2 Middle finger
    3 Ring finger
    4 Pinky

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    piano samples

    The piano samples used for this G9 chord reference are from “ Salamander Grand Piano V3 ” by Alexander Holm, licensed under CC BY 3.0.

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