C13th Piano Chord

C13th

C 13th Chord

Root
C
Min 7th
Bb
3rd
E
Maj 6th
A
E
G
B
D
F
F
A
C
E
C
Bb
E
A

The Notes in a C 13th Chord Chord

The Min 7th

Finding Bb from C step by step:

  • Start on: C
  • Step 1: move down to B
  • Step 2: Land on Bb
Min 7th
Bb
Root
C
1
  • B is a minor second below C.
  • Bb is a major 2nd below C. The min 7th is down a major 2nd? Confusing, right? The note Bb is down 2 half-steps from C, but up 10 half-steps from C:
Min 7th
Bb
Root
C
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9

The 3rd

Finding E from C step by step:

  • Start on: C
  • Step 1: move up to Db
  • Step 2: move up to D
  • Step 3: move up to Eb
  • Step 4: Land on E
3rd
E
Root
C
1
2
3
  • Db is a minor second above C.
  • D is a major 2nd above C.
  • Eb is a minor third above C.
  • E is a major third above C.

The Maj 6th

Finding A from C step by step:

  • Start on: C
  • Step 1: move up to Db
  • Step 2: move up to D
  • Step 3: move up to Eb
  • Step 4: move up to E
  • Step 5: move up to F
  • Step 6: move up to Gb
  • Step 7: move up to G
  • Step 8: move up to Ab
  • Step 9: Land on A
Maj 6th
A
Root
C
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
  • Db is a minor second above C.
  • D is a major 2nd above C.
  • Eb is a minor third above C.
  • E is a major third above C.
  • F is a fourth above C.
  • Gb is a flat fifth above C.
  • G is a fifth above C.
  • Ab is a sharp fifth (minor sixth) above C.
  • A is a major sixth above C.