EXTENDED 13th CHORDS ( A mini lesson by Dan Denley, AmazingGuitarSecrets, for PJs Guitar Chords & Lyrics subscribers )

Remember, an "extended chord" is a 7th chord with an added extension of a 9th, 11th,
13th or some combination of those intervals.

Today, we're focusing on 13ths chords. Like 9th and 11th chords, they're often
found in jazz, funk, fusion, progressive rock, and R&B.

13th chords come in three flavors and here's how they're built:

=> Major 13th = Major 7th chord with a Major 13th

=> Minor 13th = Minor 7th chord with a Major 13th

=> Dominant 13th = Dominant 7th chord with a Major 13th


First, the Major 13th chord:

C Major 13 (Written CM13 or Cmaj13)

|--5--| <-- A (Major 13th)
|--5--| <-- E (Major 3rd)
|--4--| <-- B (Major 7th)
|--3--| <-- C (Root)


Next, the Minor 13th chord:

G Minor 13 (Written Gmin13)

|--3--| <-- G  (Root)
|--5--| <-- E  (Major 13th)
|--3--| <-- Bb (Minor 3rd)
|--3--| <-- F  (Minor 7th)
|--5--| <-- D  (Perfect 5th)
|--3--| <-- G  (Root)


Lastly, the Dominant 13th chord:

A Dominant 13 (Written A13)

|--5--| <-- A  (Root)
|--7--| <-- F# (Major 13th)
|--6--| <-- C# (Major 3rd)
|--5--| <-- G  (Minor 7th)
|--7--| <-- E  (Perfect 5th)
|--5--| <-- A  (Root)


OK, so that wraps up our discussion on "extended" chords. I hope you have
a better understanding of extended chords and how to recognize them and play them.

All the best to you and your guitar playing!


Dan Denley

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