How To Play The Cadd9 Chord On Guitar

Cadd9 chord

Cadd9 Chord Guitar Instructions

To play the Cadd9 chord on your guitar, picture the Cadd9 chord chart shown as your fret board and neck (if you were to stand your guitar up vertically).

The horizontal lines represent the fret bars, the vertical lines show the strings and the dots show where to place your fingers.

Play the Cadd9 chord by placing your fingers exactly where the diagram shows and strumming the correct strings.

Cadd9 Guitar Chord Finger Positions

Here's where you need to position your fingers when you play the Cadd9 chord:

  1. Tune your guitar Tune your guitar to standard tuning (EADGBe)
  2. Index finger: 2nd fret, 4th string. Place your index finger on the 2nd fret of the 4th string.
  3. Middle finger: 3rd fret, 5th string. Place your middle finger on the 3rd fret of the 5th string.
  4. Ring finger: 3rd fret, 2nd string. Place your ring finger on the 3rd fret of the 2nd string.
  5. Play chord. Strum all strings, except the 6th string.

guitar strings and finger positions diagram

Other Names For The Cadd9 Guitar Chord:

  • C(add9) Chord

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These Songs Use The Cadd9 Chord

Mastered playing the Cadd9 chord on your guitar? Challenge yourself by trying to play these songs to help you memorise it (they all use the Cadd9 chord)!

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