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|E 13 chord intervals and notes|
|Intervals||1 - 3 - 5 - b7 - 9 - (11) - 13|
|Notes in E 13||E - G# (Ab) - B - D - F# (Gb) - A - C# (Db)|
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 E13 guitar chord, with a chord chart to each voicings' fingering.
The more you practice, the more you'll develop your hands muscle memory, and the easier each chord will become with time.
If you are having trouble with some chords, don't worry, even the guitar superstars started out just like you. Practice makes perfect!