9th Chord Theory
This lesson teaches how to use 9th chords in a variety of keys to transition from a functional V dominant chord to a I chord.
It's important to remember that the 3rd and 7th of the chord are the most important notes because they determine the tonality of the chord:
- Major 3rd, major 7th - Major 7th chord
- Major 3, minor 7 - Dominant 7th chord*
- Minor 3rd, major 7th - Minor major 7th chord
- Minor 3rd, minor 7th - Minor 7th chord
The dominant 7th chord is what we'll be building on in the lesson. Enjoy!