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Ep121 How to name and use the Dadd4add9 chord

Ep121 How to name and use the Dadd4add9 chord

Update: 2022-04-29
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In my latest podcast episode, I discuss the Dadd4add9 chord. This is a complex-sounding chord that is actually very easy to play. Use it to spruce up your playing and make things sound more interesting. It also goes by the name Dadd2add4 and even D11. I explain where its names come from and give you examples of how it's used in familiar songs.

The following songs are good examples that use the shape in its entirety as Dadd4add9.

"Man on the Moon" REM
"Closer to Fine" Indigo Girls
"Jumper" Third Eye Blind
"Sugar Mountain" Neil Young (tune down whole step)
"Engine Driver" The Decemberists

These songs omit the E note creating the simpler Dadd4 chord.

"Why Georgia" John Mayer
"Crossroads" John Mayer
"Hysteria" Def Leppard
"2000 Miles" The Pretenders
"Hosanna" Paul Baloche
"Songs She Sang in the Shower" Jason Isbell
"#41" Dave Matthews Band
"Have a Cigar" Pink Floyd
"Bigmouth Strikes Again" The Smiths

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Ep121 How to name and use the Dadd4add9 chord

Ep121 How to name and use the Dadd4add9 chord