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|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).
Here are 6 voicings of the C13 guitar chord, with a chord chart to each voicings' fingering.
Make sure you don't tuck your pinky away, even if you're not using it for a particular chord. It might come in handy for the next chord, but bringing it
Learning chords is one thing, but playing them in the context of chord progressions turn the baren chords into music.