E9 chord

E9 chord for guitar in different forms, including open and closed chords.


E9 chord diagram X76777

The diagram shows the E 9th in closed position and with the root on the 7th fret. It is alright playing on the 6th string as well. E9 is a five-note chord consisting of E, G#, B, D#, F#.

Alternative shapes


  • E9 chord diagram X7677X


  • E9 chord diagram 020132


  • E9 chord diagram XXX777

Relevant chords


  • E9sus4 chord diagram 000202


  • E9#5 chord diagram X76778

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Theory and information

Try in a chord progression

E9 - A13 - B6

Chord names

E9 is a dominant chord. E9/G#, E9/B, E9/D and E9/F# are inversions of the chord.

Notes in the chord

The notes that the E9 chord consists of are E, G#, B, D, F#.
To get E11 add A.
To get Emaj9 replace D with D#.


The XXX777 fingering is a rootless voicing. Instead of the 020132 fingering, E9 can also be played in open position by using the fingering XX2132, which will be an E9 without the 5th.


1st inversion: E9/G# (means that G# is the bass note).
2nd inversion: E9/B (means that B is the bass note).
3rd inversion: E9/D (means that D is the bass note).
4th inversion: E9/F# (means that F# is the bass note).

Assorted slash chords

Versions with alternate bass notes in short notation:

E9/B: X22132
E9/G#: XX6770

Alternative chord names

E9/B is identical with Bm6/11


E9 (no3) is a E dominant 9th with no third (G#).
E9 (no5) is a E dominant 9th with no fifth (B).

Written in tab format (main version in open position)

- 7 -
- 7 -
- 7 -
- 6 -
- 7 -
- - -

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