Saturday, 15 May 2010

D minor 13

Today's Guitar Chord of the Day is D minor 13. This chord sounds nice and is great practice for the left hand as it involves quite a stretch. If the stretch is a little too much to start with, play the chord higher up the neck of the guitar and move the chord lower down the fretboard as you get more used to the stretch.
D minor 13 Guitar Chord
Dminor13 guitar chord
Minor 13 chords are usually played as chord i in minor keys, can also be played as chord ii though do experiment substituting this chord for other minor chords to add some harmonic interest.

Minor 13 chords use these degrees of the major scale: 1, b3, 5, b7, 9, 11, 13

D minor 13 uses the notes: D, F, A, C, E, G, B

Our guitar inversion uses the notes in this order: D, F, B, C, E, A

To solo over this chord, try the D dorian mode, the D blues scale or the D melodic minor scale for added harmonic tension.

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