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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.
Keep your hand loose, rather than stiff and hard. A loose hand is essential for playing chords and switching between them.
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