Saturday, 3 April 2010

Bb major13

Following on from yesterday's nasty sounding dissonant chord for today's guitar chord of the day we have a beautiful sounding Bb major 13. This chord is moveable so it's easy to transpose to other keys, the root note is on the E string as indicated by the square box on the chord diagram.
Bb major13 Guitar Chord
Bbmaj13 guitar chord
This chord involves a bit of a stretch, play the bottom E string with your 3rd finger, the D string with your little finger, the G string with your middle finger and barre your first finger across the B and top E strings. If you're finding this a bit of a stretch to start withtry moving the chord a few frets higher and gradually moving the chord back down as your hand gets used to it. It's a great sounding chord so well worth it!

Major 13 chords can be played in place of major 7th chords, and often in place of major chords. It can replace I and IV chords.

Major 13 chords use these degrees of the major scale: 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11 and 13 though almost always the 11th is ommitted.

Bb Major 13 uses the notes: Bb, D, F, A, C, Eb, G

Our inversion uses the notes in this order: Bb, A, C, D, G.

Tune in tomorrow for another guitar chord of the day.