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    Hey guys,

    I'm familiar with maj9/m9/9 chords with the root in the bass but I'm trying to figure out the best way to invert them. If anyone could point in the direction to some chord charts that would be awesome.

    Thanks!

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    The simplest thing that comes to mind is to drop the root (leave it for the bass player) and work with the remaining chord:

    CMaj9 -> Em7
    Cm9 -> EbMaj7
    C9 -> Em7b5

    Sometimes, you can take a resulting chord and stick the C back in:

    Em7: x7x787 -> CMaj9/E x7.10.7.8.7

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    I'm assuming you want 4 note voicings because if its 5 there would be way too many drop voicings for each inversion (23 of them plus closed). And don't get me started on 6 note voicings of which there are 120 of them for each inversion...

    Anywho personally I like ordering the pitches from lowest to highest so instead of 1357/1379 its 1237. Gives me more consistency with organizing other chords

    So for 4 Note Voicings you might possibly have

    Closed (Drop 4)
    1237
    2371
    3712
    7123

    Drop 2 and 3
    1273
    2317
    3721
    7132

    Drop 2
    1372
    2713
    3127
    7231

    Drop 2 and 4
    1327
    2731
    3172
    7213

    Drop 3
    1723
    2137
    3271
    7312

    Double Drop 2 and 3
    1732
    2173
    3217
    7321

    You could make your own chord chart with this!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigDaddyLoveHandles
    The simplest thing that comes to mind is to drop the root (leave it for the bass player) and work with the remaining chord:

    CMaj9 -> Em7
    Cm9 -> EbMaj7
    C9 -> Em7b5

    Sometimes, you can take a resulting chord and stick the C back in:

    Em7: x7x787 -> CMaj9/E x7.10.7.8.7
    yes..making the complex simple..

    then finding the root chord (which may not have the root in it--CMA9--3579) and the three inversions on each set of strings (12 chords total)

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigDaddyLoveHandles
    The simplest thing that comes to mind is to drop the root (leave it for the bass player) and work with the remaining chord:

    CMaj9 -> Em7
    Cm9 -> EbMaj7
    C9 -> Em7b5

    Sometimes, you can take a resulting chord and stick the C back in:

    Em7: x7x787 -> CMaj9/E x7.10.7.8.7
    Ahh, I had a feeling this would be necessary. Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jazznylon
    I'm assuming you want 4 note voicings because if its 5 there would be way too many drop voicings for each inversion (23 of them plus closed). And don't get me started on 6 note voicings of which there are 120 of them for each inversion...

    Anywho personally I like ordering the pitches from lowest to highest so instead of 1357/1379 its 1237. Gives me more consistency with organizing other chords

    So for 4 Note Voicings you might possibly have

    Closed (Drop 4)
    1237
    2371
    3712
    7123

    Drop 2 and 3
    1273
    2317
    3721
    7132

    Drop 2
    1372
    2713
    3127
    7231

    Drop 2 and 4
    1327
    2731
    3172
    7213

    Drop 3
    1723
    2137
    3271
    7312

    Double Drop 2 and 3
    1732
    2173
    3217
    7321

    You could make your own chord chart with this!
    Pardon my ignorance, but I'm a bit confused about where to play these notes. More specifically, what string sets?
    Last edited by zappaisgod; 12-03-2021 at 12:35 AM.

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    Looking through the guitar map on jguitar these are the best chord shapes I could find for Maj 9 (I don't play in standard tuning)

    Closed (Drop 4)
    1237 - 8xx757
    2371 - 7xx695
    3712 - 79xx85
    7123 - x40x52

    Drop 2 and 3
    1273 - 8599xx
    2317 - 858xx5
    3721 - x131x2
    7132 - 40x6x7

    Drop 2
    1372 - x2132x
    2713 - 5x400x
    3127 - x141x1
    7231 - 31xx14

    Drop 2 and 4
    1327 - 21x1x1
    2731 - 3x22x1
    3172 - 3x1x31
    7213 - x31x21

    Drop 3
    1723 - 06xx74
    2137 - x5x557
    3271 - 5x596x
    7312 - x1142x

    Double Drop 2 and 3
    1732 - 1x22x3
    2173 - 1x1x33
    3217 - 5x5(10)5x
    7321 - 11x1x2

    String sets are pretty variable for this one unfortunatedly, but I think at some point one has to give the finger to string sets and just play the most comfortable shapes one can find

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    Quote Originally Posted by zappaisgod
    Hey guys,

    I'm familiar with maj9/m9/9 chords with the root in the bass but I'm trying to figure out the best way to invert them. If anyone could point in the direction to some chord charts that would be awesome.

    Thanks!
    Ah ok so the way that ive seen people do this most often is to take the pitch set you play on the guitar, say

    C E B D’

    and permutate it like this, moving each note up to the next note in the pitch set in turn
    C E B D’
    D B C’ E’
    E C D’ B’
    B D’ E’ C’’

    can get strettttrrrchy

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    Quote Originally Posted by jazznylon
    String sets are pretty variable for this one unfortunatedly, but I think at some point one has to give the finger to string sets and just play the most comfortable shapes one can find
    Haha too true

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    It’s

    x 3 2 4 3 x
    x 5 9 5 5 x
    x 7 x 5 3 7
    x x 9 7 5 8
    x x 10 9 12 10

    These would be ‘drop2s’?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christian Miller
    It’s

    x 3 2 4 3 x
    x 5 9 5 5 x
    x 7 x 5 3 7
    x x 9 7 5 8
    x x 10 9 12 10

    These would be ‘drop2s’?
    The middle one looks like a drop 3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pcjazz
    The middle one looks like a drop 3.
    it’s cos you have a leap of a fifth from the E to the B. It’s a weird one (as the pitch set doesn’t contain G) but they are all the same voicing type inverted….

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    Quote Originally Posted by jazznylon
    Looking through the guitar map on jguitar these are the best chord shapes I could find for Maj 9 (I don't play in standard tuning)

    Closed (Drop 4)
    1237 - 8xx757
    2371 - 7xx695
    3712 - 79xx85
    7123 - x40x52

    Drop 2 and 3
    1273 - 8599xx
    2317 - 858xx5
    3721 - x131x2
    7132 - 40x6x7

    Drop 2
    1372 - x2132x
    2713 - 5x400x
    3127 - x141x1
    7231 - 31xx14

    Drop 2 and 4
    1327 - 21x1x1
    2731 - 3x22x1
    3172 - 3x1x31
    7213 - x31x21

    Drop 3
    1723 - 06xx74
    2137 - x5x557
    3271 - 5x596x
    7312 - x1142x

    Double Drop 2 and 3
    1732 - 1x22x3
    2173 - 1x1x33
    3217 - 5x5(10)5x
    7321 - 11x1x2

    String sets are pretty variable for this one unfortunatedly, but I think at some point one has to give the finger to string sets and just play the most comfortable shapes one can find
    Cannot thank you enough!