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.

When learning chords, try not looking at your fretting fingers after a while, since you'll need to be able to form the chord without peeking.

Chord learning tip 2.

If you are just starting out with chords, you'll find that your fingers, especially your pinky will go all over the place. Don't get discouraged, they will develop strength and muscle memory with time.

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