A killer chord to add to your repertoire is F Maj9. Very easy to play, and thick and beautiful when used in the correct spots. On the below interactive chart, mouse-over (or tap on your mobile device) the note to display the scale degree.
F Maj9 is spelled 1 3 5 7 9, however you might notice the example above only contains 1 5 7 9.
As we start to play thicker chords on guitar, many times we are forced to leave notes out.
The F Maj9 chord will work well as a 1 chord in the key of F Major, or as a 4 chord in the key of C Major. It might work well in other keys depending on the style and tonality of the tune. Have fun experimenting with this great sounding, easy to play chord!