C 13 chord intervals and notes
Intervals 1 - 3 - 5 - b7 - 9 - (11) - 13
Notes in C 13 C - E - G - A# (Bb) - D - F - A

13th chords are formed by adding a 13th (6th) interval note to a dominant 11th chord, so adding the 13 to 1 - 2(9) - 3 - 4(11) - 5 - b7) to form 1 - 2(9) - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6(13) - b7. Notice that this results in 7 notes, but only 6 strings on the guitar, meaning at least one of the notes needs to be emited. The most important degrees in this chord are 1 3 6(13) b7, and in general the first note you would leave out is the 11th (4th).

C 13 Chord Charts, Fingering, Voicings

Here are 6 voicings of the C13 guitar chord, with a chord chart to each voicings' fingering.

Chord learning tip 1.

You can practice changing between chords in your head when you are at the office, on the train, or wherever. This may sound silly, but it really helps remember those chords.

Chord learning tip 2.

Stretch your fingers before you start practicing, locked up fingers will not function the same as warmed up fingers.

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