F9 chord

F9 chord for guitar in different forms, including open and barre chords.


F9 chord diagram X8788X

The diagram shows the F 9th in closed position and with the root on the 8th fret. Avoid playing on the 6th string. F9 is a five-note chord consisting of F, A, C, E, G.

Alternative shapes


  • F9 chord diagram 10101X


  • F9 chord diagram X8788X


  • G9#5 chord diagram X 10 9 10 10 11

Relevant chords


  • F9sus4 chord diagram X88888


  • F9#11 chord diagram 101001


  • F9#5 chord diagram X87889

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Theory and information

Try in a chord progression

F9 - Bb7 - C9

Chord names

F9 is a dominant chord. F9/A, F9/C, F9/Eb and F9/G are inversions of the chord.

Notes in the chord

The notes that the F9 chord consists of are F, A, C, Eb, G.
To get F11 add Bb.
To get Fmaj9 replace Eb with E.


The 1X1213 fingering should be played by including the thumb. F9(#11) can also played as 10100X.


1st inversion: F9/A (means that A is the bass note).
2nd inversion: F9/C (means that C is the bass note).
3rd inversion: F9/Eb (means that Eb is the bass note).
4th inversion: F9/G (means that G is the bass note).

Assorted slash chords

Versions with alternate bass notes in short notation:

F9/A: X01011 / X03543
F9/C: X33243
F9/Eb: X65665

Alternative chord names

F9/Eb is identical with Gsus9/Eb.


F9 (no3) is a F dominant 9th with no third (A).
F9 (no5) is a F dominant 9th with no fifth (C).

Written in tab format (main version in open position)

- x -
- 1 -
- 0 -
- 1 -
- 0 -
- 1-

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