A 9th chord

A9 chord (also called Dominant 9th chord) for piano presented by keyboard diagrams.
Explanation: The A ninth is a five-note chord. Due to practical circumstances, however, the fifth (E) is often omitted and/or the chord is played inverted. The chord is often abbreviated as A9.
Omissions: A9(no3): A - E - G - B; A9(no5): A - C# - G - B.
Theory: The A ninth chord is constructed with a root, a major third, a perfect fifth, a minor seventh and a major ninth.


A9 chord diagram
Notes: A - C# - E - G - B

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A9 inverted

A9 chord diagram
One of many possible inversions (A9/G)

A9 chord diagram
Notes: A - E (left hand) G - B - C# (right hand)
Two-hand voicing

A chord categories

A Am A7 Am7 Amaj7 AmM7 A6 Am6 A6/9 A5 A9 Am9 Amaj9 A11 Am11 Amaj11 A13 Am13 Amaj13 Aadd A7-5 A7+5 Asus Adim Adim7 Am7b5 Aaug Aaug7