C9 Piano Chord

C9

C Ninth Chord

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

The Notes in a C Ninth Chord Chord

The 3rd

Finding E from C step by step:

  • Start on: C
  • Step 1: move up to Db
  • Step 2: move up to D
  • Step 3: move up to Eb
  • Step 4: Land on E
3rd
E
Root
C
1
2
3
  • Db is a minor second above C.
  • D is a major 2nd above C.
  • Eb is a minor third above C.
  • E is a major third above C.

The 9th

Finding D from C step by step:

  • Start on: C
  • Step 1: move up to Db
  • Step 2: Land on D
9th
D
Root
C
1
  • Db is a minor second above C.
  • D is a major 2nd above C.

The Min 7th

Finding Bb from C step by step:

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