Monday, 3 May 2010

E major13

Emajor 13: Stevie Ray Vaughan 'Lenny' Chord
Major 13 chords are beautiful sounding chords to play on the guitar. Today's guitar chord is the day is E Major 13. We've looked at another very nice sounding Major13 guitar chord here. Today's E major 13 guitar chord is used extensively in the Stevie Ray Vaughan song Lenny, from the Texas Flood album.  Stevie Ray Vaughan's rhythm style on this instrumental ballad is heavily influenced by Jimi Hendrix.

If you want to play this Major 13 chord in other keys, you can leave out the open string. This guitar chord has the root note on the 7th fret, the top two guitar strings are barred across with the little finger.
E major 13 guitar chord
Emajor13 guitar chord lenny srv

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 left out.

The notes of E Major 13 are:  E, G#, B, D#, F#, A, C#
Our inversion uses the notes in this order: E, E, B, D#, G#, C#

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