How to Play C9 on the Guitar:
- Place Your Left Index Finger on the 4th String, 2nd Fret
- Place Your Left Middle Finger on the 5th String, 3rd Fret
- Place Your Left Ring Finger across the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Frets.
- String 6 is not played for this chord
This C9 chord shape can be used up and down the guitar fretboard. Just remember that you do not play the 6th string (the low E string).
For example, if you keep the entire chord shape in place, but move it up a whole step (2 frets), then you will be playing a D9. Move it another whole step and you'll now be playing an E9. So, have some fun with this chord sound and try moving it up and down the guitar neck for some funky inspiration!
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