G9 chord

G9 chord for guitar in different forms, including open and barre chords.


G9 chord diagram X 10 9 10 10 10

The diagram shows the G 9th in closed position and with a semi-bar shape. Avoid playing on the 6th string. G9 is a five-note chord consisting of G, B, D, F, A.

Alternative shapes


  • G9 chord diagram 300001


  • G9 chord diagram X 10 9 10 10 X

G9 barre

  • G9 chord diagram 353435


  • G9 chord diagram 3232XX

Relevant chords


  • G9/D chord diagram X53005


  • G9sus4 chord diagram 300011


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

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Theory and information

Try in a chord progression

G9 - C6 - D9

Chord names

G9 is a dominant chord. G9/B, G9/D, G9/F and G9/A are inversions of the chord.

Notes in the chord

The notes that the G9 chord consists of are G, B, D, F, A.
To get G11 add C.
To get Gmaj9 replace F with F#.


The 3232XX fingering, which also can be played as 32320X, can be seen as a simplified version of 32323X and without the 5th.


1st inversion: G9/B (means that B is the bass note).
2nd inversion: G9/D (means that D is the bass note).
3rd inversion: G9/F (means that F is the bass note).
4th inversion: G9/A (means that A is the bass note).

Assorted slash chords

Versions with alternate bass notes in short notation:

G9/F: 100001
G9/E: 000001
G9/A: X00001
G9/D: X53005

Alternative chord names

G9/F is identical with Asus9/F.
G9/E is identical with G13/E.
G9/A is identical with G7/A.


G9 (no3) is a G dominant 9th with no third (B).
G9 (no5) is a G dominant 9th with no fifth (D).

Written in tab format (main version in open position)

- 1 -
- 0 -
- 0 -
- 0 -
- 0 -
- 3-

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