How to add the 9th chord and extension to your playing

Using the 9th in your playing is a great asset to control. The 9th gives you more target notes in the chord and makes the sound of the chord much more exciting.
Exchanging the root for the 9th gives you this great open sound waiting for more.
A very nice option in your improvisations.


In this video I take you through how to add the 9th to the chords and your playing.

In this tutorial
What is the 9th?
Passing note or extension
The 9th on chords
The 9th in scales
12 jazz licks using the 9th
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Video links:
Analyze and recognize the II-V-I – know your theory and apply it

The 8 most important chord patterns you need to know

This is how to play music while practicing your scales

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