In this guitar lesson you’ll the most common A add 11 guitar chord shape.
Let’s dive in, and learn how to play this interesting dominant chord.
How to play A Add 11
Here’s the A Add 11 guitar chord chart with finger positions.
A11 Common Chord Chart
This is arguably the most common way to play A Add 11 (A11).
With this shape you’re playing the most important intervals: 1-b7-9-11. This gives you the notes A-G-B-D.
The b7 gives it the dominant sound, and the two additional extensions, the 9th and 11th, give it the name “Add 11”.
A11, root on the A string
This shape uses the same notes from above, but at the 12th fret of the A
Understanding the A Add 11 Guitar Chord
The A Add 11 chord (A11) is an A dominant 9th chord + an 11th extension.
A Add 11 Chord Notes
The notes in an A Add 11 chord are: A-C#-E-G-B-D
Writing A Add 11
This chord can be written/ shown as:
A11 – A Add 11
Omitting the 3rd interval, C#, may result in the name A9Sus4.
A11 Chord Intervals