Chord a Day, March 22nd - C13

Learn a new chord everyday of March.

Published: Jan 1, 2013 Updated: Apr 2, 2019 • Visitors: 10 • Page Views: 1

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Learn a new Ukulele chord every day of the year. The chord for March 22nd is C13.

Take any blues chord progression in the key of C, F or G and substutite C13 for C7 or C9.

Chord Type(s): Major 7-part
Chord Categories: Movable Form

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Learn a New Chord a Day Everyday

Learn a new Ukulele chord every day of the year. The chord for March 22nd is C13.

Take any blues chord progression in the key of C, F or G and substutite C13 for C7 or C9.

Recommended Fingering

LH_fingersAll though additional fingerings are possible for many chords. Fingering for any given chord depends on the harmonic context the chord is being used in, what was the previous chord and what's the next chord.

Although you can play any chord with any finger as long as it's your, the recommended fingering for C13 is:

Recommended Fingering
1 2 3 4

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Related Lesson: Understanding a Chord Diagram

Open Position chords typically do not show the location of the root or letter name of the chord as these chords are the first chords a ukulele player learns and are almost entirely learned by shape and sound - hopefully, the chords' name. Later on one develops the ability to determine the location of the chord root(s) or letter name within the chord.

Standard Music Notation and TAB

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Standard music notation and TAB for C Tuning, Low and High "G" variations

Derived From

Todays chord, C13 is a derived chord from C7 . Take any chord progression with C7 in it and explore substituting C13 for C7.

View the C7 chord a day page...

Chord Spelling

Chord Spelling is simply knowing what the notes of a chord are. The notes of all chords can be determined from its corresponding major scale based on the root of the chord.

The notes for C13 are:

C E G Bb D (F) A

These are the 1 3 5 b7 9 11 13 scale degrees of the parent C Major Scale .

C13 is a movable version of the open position A7 with the root on string one, with a raised root to a ninth and a raised fifth to the thirteenth.

Recommended Fingering

LH_fingersAll though additional fingerings are possible for many chords. Fingering for any given chord depends on the harmonic context the chord is being used in, what was the previous chord and what's the next chord.

Although you can play any chord with any finger as long as it's your, the recommended fingering for C13 is:

Recommended Fingering
1 2 3 4

Alternate Fingering(s)

Here are a few alternate fingerings for today’s C13 chord depending on the context the chord is being used.

Alternate fingering(s) for C13:

  • 1 2 3 3

Fingering Notation

Fingering of a chord using text only, without using a chord grid is typically done using the finger numbers from left to right, string four to string one. Here is the text notation for January 1st C chord.

A Typical text representation of a chord fingering without a chord grid.

Note: A Zero (0) fingering notation represents an open string that doesn't require using a finger.

Fingering Chords

Additional alternate fingerings might be possible for selected chords. If there isn't an overwhelming musical reason for one fingering over another, let efficiency be the determining factor. Something as simple as longer fingers can reach the lower string four and three goes a long way to being efficient when switching chords.

Factors such as playing notes right behind the fret takes less effort than in the middle of the fret. Less effort leads to overall efficiency in play, lower maintenance for maintaining your technique and efficiency leads to speed. This can help in determining what finger to use. Finger three can overlap finger four and finger two can overlap finger three a little allowing them to get closer to the fret.

Remember – the thumb's primary role is to support the fingers – not play notes. Think of the thumb as a Stagehand. He is unseen, doesn't get any lines BUT is a critical member of the team.

Chord Construction, Notes and Intervals

ALL chords can be be constructed based on the their intervals relative to the major scale of the root or letter name of the chord. The individual names of the notes of the chord can also be determined from the same scale.

The chord tones for C13 are: C E G Bb D (F) A

C13 is the 1 3 5 b7 9 11 13 of the C Major Scale based on the root (C) of the chord.

7th (pronounced Seventh)

A partial seventh chord can be created by lowering the Root of a major chord two frets.

A seventh chord as a 4-part chord ( 1 3 5 b7 ) and one of the Big Six core chords used to derive other contemporary and jazz chords.

13th Chords

13th chords apply to seventh chords (1 3 5 b7). A 13th chords it technically a 7-part chords. The 1 3 5 b7 9 11 and 13 of a major scale. The ninth is a common optional chord tone . The eleventh, optional as well but not as common.

To get this voicing start with a basic 7th chords and raise the root to the ninth and raise the fifth to the thirteenth.

A really cool voicing of a ninth is 3 b7 9 13. THis contains all the color tines of the chord.

Next Steps

After memorizing todays C13 chord and able to switch in time with other chords. The next step is adding various Strums , Fingerpicking patterns, and exploring the Movable Chord versions of today's chord, to your ukulele skills.

End of Lesson - Thanks, Hope You Enjoyed It!


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