Pavel can you explain to me what the 9th is?
I know how to construct chords from the major scale, but there are only 7 notes in the major scale. From your diagram it looks like the 9th is the 2nd of the major scale, witch I can only guess that the 9th is just counting the root as 8 and the 2nd as 9. What I wanna know is when do you call it a 9th as opposed to a 2nd?
Its getting better and better:)
Exactly! It's the second step added and octave higher from the root note.We don't add it on all strings. 9's are mostly used for powerchording and the only place we add it is just like in the diagram. We play the root note - the 5th and than the 9th step.
If it confuses you with sus2 - in sus2 we REPLACE 3rd with 2nd whereever the 3rd appears in the chord. In 9's we simply add the 9th step (not 2nd - but 9th because it is an octave higher).
I hope this makes things clear.
A little add:
This here is an A9 - A on the 5th fret E string,
E on the 7th fret A string and B on the 9th fret D string. We don't add the 2nd step on the E string but only the 9th step on D string which means it is the 2nd step BUT an octave higher. That's the difference between added 2nd and added 9th.
nice lesson.im gonna have to practice that on1 =)
Thanks, it's so clear now. I know exactly what you mean. The chord you showed(the A9) isn't a added 2 because if you add the 2nd you'd get-
And you just wanted to add the octave of the 2nd of the E string. I may be wierd but I think I like theory. lol
Yeah - you got it right! Cool! If you listened to Dream Theater stuff they use a lot on 9's in their riffs and they sound awesome to me.
I am glad you understood it the right way! Keep rocking!
Hey cool video and a really nice solo, good job on this and all your other videos
pavel your lessons have helped me so much. your an awsome guitarist
Hey man thanks a lot! I am glad these lessons are of some use for anyone!
nice lesson Pavel!!!
Great lesson. Thanks