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Name this chord

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by Oysterman, Apr 7, 2002.

  1. Oysterman


    Mar 30, 2000
    Stumbled upon this when writing a song together with my guitar player to day:

    R major3 5 natural7 13. What can I call this chord? Maj7(add13)?

  2. Chris A

    Chris A Chemo sucks! In Memoriam

    Feb 25, 2000
    Manchester NH
    Sounds right to me.

    Chris A.:rolleyes:
  3. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    I think you could just call this CMaj13 - OK you haven't got a 9th, but how you "voice" a chord is optional and you could leave out the 5 for example and it would still be the same chord.

    CMaj7(add13) sounds like it would be more accurate, but I have seen this written out as 1,3,5,6,7 - rather than with the actual 13?

    (* - just using C as an example)
  4. ldiezman


    Jul 11, 2001
    I'm gonna go with Bruce on this one. You could call it a Cmaj13 chord. but you aren't playing the 9th or 11. I guess the music wants a certain sound and sinse when playin a Cmaj13 chord, you tend to leave out the 5th and what not, in this case it specifically calls for what it wants. So even though I personally haven't seen it written this way, I will call it a CMaj7(add 13).
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