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#1 2007-08-08 17:54:42

kath628
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How do you play Cadd9?

Came across this chord in the music for Sweet Child o mine, and I dont know the finger placement. Thanx!


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#2 2007-08-08 18:01:17

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Re: How do you play Cadd9?

A 9 is basically a 2, which in the key of C is D.  So find a D, and fret that.  Or in the case of open C at the neck, just play the D string open.


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#3 2007-08-08 19:30:29

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Re: How do you play Cadd9?

An easy way to explain it is play your usual C major, then add your pinky to the 2nd string at the 3rd fret (although it may be easier to use different finger positioning, this is the basic shape). There are 2 ways I usually play it.

X32030   OR   X32033   (  fret    position  )
  21  3              21  43  (finger positioning)


I preferr the second option.

Check out Chordie's large chord chart in the Resourses section.

Hope I've helped.

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#4 2007-08-09 17:37:02

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Re: How do you play Cadd9?

THANX!  Wow...alittle hard for me with my tiny finger tips. I'm having problems covering 2 strings with one finger and things like that.
I'm off to check out that chord chart.


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#5 2007-08-09 19:27:58

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Re: How do you play Cadd9?

I think you may have mis-read my chord diagram. You don't need to cover 2 strings with 1 finger. Sorry for the confusion.


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#6 2007-08-09 19:30:55

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Re: How do you play Cadd9?

kath628 wrote:

THANX!  Wow...alittle hard for me with my tiny finger tips. I'm having problems covering 2 strings with one finger and things like that.
I'm off to check out that chord chart.

You can play a Cadd9 with two fingers.

E  0
A  3
D  0
G  0
B  1
e  0

Just open up the D string, and you've added the 9.


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#7 2007-08-10 16:08:05

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Re: How do you play Cadd9?

Nice one! I'd never thought of playing it that way before. Good to know.


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#8 2007-08-20 20:30:27

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Re: How do you play Cadd9?

Hi!
A little tip. Click the "Resources" tab here on chordie. Click "A large chord chart".
Find the chord you want and click it.
Voila you get a lot of alternative fingerings for it.

For Cadd9 there are tons of alternatives. Take a look at:

http://www.chordie.com/voicings.php?tun … hord=Cadd9

I myself mostly use the second one on the las row (032033).

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