Shapes of things… Add9
George Harrison performing with Eric Clapton, 1971 © Bettmann/CORBIS
The chord: Add9
Used by: Eric Clapton
Song: White Room
Context: Cadd9 as the second chord in the intro and verses. Low to high strings: X 3 2 0 3 3
Did you know?
John Lennon 'discovered' this chord around the time of the Help! album and used it extensively on that record: Noel Gallagher emulated Lennon with its use nearly 30 years later on Oasis' hit album What's The Story (Morning Glory).
Also spotted in:
The Beatles' You've Got To Hide Your Love Away, Cadd9 as the third chord in the verse, on "Here I stand, 'head' in hand". Fingering as above
Oasis' Wonderwall: Cadd9 as the intro and verses' fourth chord. Fingering as above
Extreme's More Than Words: Bbadd9 as the intro and verses' third chord. The song was played on a guitar tuned down a tone, so the above fingering still applies