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|A 13 chord intervals and notes|
|Intervals||1 - 3 - 5 - b7 - 9 - (11) - 13|
|Notes in A 13||A - C# (Db) - E - G - B - D - F# (Gb)|
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).
Here are 6 voicings of the A13 guitar chord, with a chord chart to each voicings' fingering.
Dead strings and fret buzzing means you are not holding down the guitar chord correctly. Stop, check your fingers, and start over.
Practicing at least 30-60 minutes a day will really propell your guitar skills and technique, so keep practicing!