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|B 13 chord intervals and notes|
|Intervals||1 - 3 - 5 - b7 - 9 - (11) - 13|
|Notes in B 13||B - D# (Eb) - F# (Gb) - A - C# (Db) - E - G# (Ab)|
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 B13 guitar chord, with a chord chart to each voicings' fingering.
Learning chords is one thing, but playing them in the context of chord progressions turn the baren chords into music.
Learning guitar chords may seem hard at first, but with time and practice, you'll be able to play all the chords you want.