How do you use a 9 chord in gospel music?

Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. The major 9 chord is a chord you’ll find in a lot of genres like lo-fi, R&B and neo-soul, so it’s no surprise that gospel music makes use of it too. Major 9 chords add a ninth extension to a major 7th chord—adding even more smoothness and richness to the major 7th chord.

How do you play add9 on a gospel piano?

Gospel piano players like to tuck the add9 note between the root and third, to create a crunchier sound that sticks out. You can use add9 on any major chord in the diatonic scale—meaning an add9 chord will work great on the first, fourth and fifth chords in your key. Add9 chords will work great on the first, fourth and fifth chords in your key.

Why should you learn gospel chords?

The chords you’ll hear in gospel music easily translate to neo-soul, R&B and jazz —there’s a reason why many of today’s biggest artists got their start playing and singing in gospel choirs. So learning your gospel chords is great because those sounds translate into so many different use cases and will make you a better player.

What are the different types of gospel chord progressions?

In this lesson we examine some of the most common gospel chord progressions that are used for introductions in churches and for solo piano performance. These gospel chord progressions include many stylistic elements of gospel piano playing such as walk ups, walk downs, sus chords, passing chords, and turnarounds.

What are suspended chords and how do you use them?

Suspended chords are always beginning to resolve to the root chord, and by adding these voicings to your chord progressions it’ll make the return to the root all the more satisfying. Also, because the suspended fourth eliminates the harsher tritone in your standard dominant chord, this gives it softer, less aggressive quality.