How to construct and play the 13 chord

Name

The 13 is also named dominant thirteenth

Quality

A 13 is a Major chord

Intervals

How to construct a 13 chord?

Use the following intervals in any order to construct this chord. Start on a specific note on which you want to construct this chord from (for instance the note "C") and calculate each interval on top of it. Afterwards, you will be able to play it on your instrument.

Perfect unison

Has 0 semitones and spans 1 naturals.

Major third

Has 4 semitones and spans 3 naturals.

Perfect fifth

Has 7 semitones and spans 5 naturals.

Minor seventh

Has 10 semitones and spans 7 naturals.

Ninth

Has 14 semitones and spans 9 naturals.

Tredecime

Has 21 semitones and spans 13 naturals.

Scales

Which scales can you play on the 13 chord?

Cheatsheet

Play the 13 chord in any key

You can play a Cdominant thirteenth with the following notes.

C   E   G   Bb   D   A  

Sheet music of C dominant thirteenth in three octaves.

The notes of the C13 chord written down in sheet music.
C13 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
C13 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
C13 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
C13 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
C13 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
C13 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for C dominant thirteenth.

C13 piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a C#dominant thirteenth with the following notes.

C#   E#   G#   B   D#   A#  

Sheet music of C# dominant thirteenth in three octaves.

The notes of the C#13 chord written down in sheet music.
C#13 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
C#13 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
C#13 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
C#13 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
C#13 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
C#13 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for C# dominant thirteenth.

C#13 piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a Dbdominant thirteenth with the following notes.

Db   F   Ab   Cb   Eb   Bb  

Sheet music of Db dominant thirteenth in three octaves.

The notes of the Db13 chord written down in sheet music.
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Db13 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Db13 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Db13 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Db13 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Db13 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for Db dominant thirteenth.

Db13 piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a Ddominant thirteenth with the following notes.

D   F#   A   C   E   B  

Sheet music of D dominant thirteenth in three octaves.

The notes of the D13 chord written down in sheet music.
D13 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
D13 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
D13 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
D13 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
D13 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
D13 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for D dominant thirteenth.

D13 piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a D#dominant thirteenth with the following notes.

D#   F##   A#   C#   E#   B#  

Sheet music of D# dominant thirteenth in three octaves.

The notes of the D#13 chord written down in sheet music.
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D#13 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
D#13 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
D#13 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
D#13 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
D#13 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for D# dominant thirteenth.

D#13 piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a Ebdominant thirteenth with the following notes.

Eb   G   Bb   Db   F   C  

Sheet music of Eb dominant thirteenth in three octaves.

The notes of the Eb13 chord written down in sheet music.
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Eb13 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Eb13 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Eb13 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Eb13 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Eb13 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for Eb dominant thirteenth.

Eb13 piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a Edominant thirteenth with the following notes.

E   G#   B   D   F#   C#  

Sheet music of E dominant thirteenth in three octaves.

The notes of the E13 chord written down in sheet music.
E13 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
E13 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
E13 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
E13 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
E13 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
E13 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for E dominant thirteenth.

E13 piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a Fdominant thirteenth with the following notes.

F   A   C   Eb   G   D  

Sheet music of F dominant thirteenth in three octaves.

The notes of the F13 chord written down in sheet music.
F13 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
F13 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
F13 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
F13 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
F13 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
F13 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for F dominant thirteenth.

F13 piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a F#dominant thirteenth with the following notes.

F#   A#   C#   E   G#   D#  

Sheet music of F# dominant thirteenth in three octaves.

The notes of the F#13 chord written down in sheet music.
F#13 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
F#13 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
F#13 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
F#13 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
F#13 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
F#13 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for F# dominant thirteenth.

F#13 piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a Gbdominant thirteenth with the following notes.

Gb   Bb   Db   Fb   Ab   Eb  

Sheet music of Gb dominant thirteenth in three octaves.

The notes of the Gb13 chord written down in sheet music.
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Gb13 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Gb13 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Gb13 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Gb13 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Gb13 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for Gb dominant thirteenth.

Gb13 piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a Gdominant thirteenth with the following notes.

G   B   D   F   A   E  

Sheet music of G dominant thirteenth in three octaves.

The notes of the G13 chord written down in sheet music.
G13 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
G13 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
G13 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
G13 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
G13 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
G13 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for G dominant thirteenth.

G13 piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a G#dominant thirteenth with the following notes.

G#   B#   D#   F#   A#   E#  

Sheet music of G# dominant thirteenth in three octaves.

The notes of the G#13 chord written down in sheet music.
G#13 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
G#13 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
G#13 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
G#13 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
G#13 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
G#13 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for G# dominant thirteenth.

G#13 piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a Abdominant thirteenth with the following notes.

Ab   C   Eb   Gb   Bb   F  

Sheet music of Ab dominant thirteenth in three octaves.

The notes of the Ab13 chord written down in sheet music.
Ab13 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Ab13 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Ab13 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Ab13 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Ab13 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Ab13 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for Ab dominant thirteenth.

Ab13 piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a Adominant thirteenth with the following notes.

A   C#   E   G   B   F#  

Sheet music of A dominant thirteenth in three octaves.

The notes of the A13 chord written down in sheet music.
A13 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
A13 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
A13 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
A13 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
A13 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
A13 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for A dominant thirteenth.

A13 piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a A#dominant thirteenth with the following notes.

A#   C##   E#   G#   B#   F##  

Sheet music of A# dominant thirteenth in three octaves.

The notes of the A#13 chord written down in sheet music.
A#13 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
A#13 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
A#13 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
A#13 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
A#13 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
A#13 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for A# dominant thirteenth.

A#13 piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a Bbdominant thirteenth with the following notes.

Bb   D   F   Ab   C   G  

Sheet music of Bb dominant thirteenth in three octaves.

The notes of the Bb13 chord written down in sheet music.
Bb13 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Bb13 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Bb13 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Bb13 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Bb13 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Bb13 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for Bb dominant thirteenth.

Bb13 piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a Bdominant thirteenth with the following notes.

B   D#   F#   A   C#   G#  

Sheet music of B dominant thirteenth in three octaves.

The notes of the B13 chord written down in sheet music.
B13 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
B13 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
B13 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
B13 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
B13 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
B13 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for B dominant thirteenth.

B13 piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app