#1
What type of chord is this?
It has a 1 3 5 6 7

in this case it's a db f ab bb and cb

Would it be a 13 chord, I guess a minor 13?
Or would it be a maj 13 since it's diatonic?
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#2
I would label it a maj7(13) or maj7add13 chord

so in this case, Dbmaj7(13) or Dbmaj7add13

EDIT: this just going by your scale degrees 1 3 5 6 7

EDIT: if your scale degrees are 1 3 5 6 7 as you say, the notes should be Db F Ab Bb and C. you said it had a Cb instead of a C, and in that case the scale degrees would be 1 3 5 6 b7, making it either Db7(13) or Db7(add 13)
Last edited by duck1992 at Apr 27, 2011,
#4
Thanks man, I appreciate. Can't believe I stumbled on that 7th lol
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#5
DbMa6add14
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Thanks man, I appreciate. Can't believe I stumbled on that 7th lol



it's all good man! Happens to me sometimes, still haha
#7
There is no definite answer to "What chord is this?", it depends on voicings and how it functions within the song.

With a Cb the most likely candidates are Db7(13) and Bbm(b9)
With a C you most likely have Dbmaj7(13) and Bbm7(9)

Though in certain contexts this will function in some very unstandard voices.
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#10
Quote by TDKshorty
What type of chord is this?
It has a 1 3 5 6 7

in this case it's a db f ab bb and cb

Would it be a 13 chord, I guess a minor 13?
Or would it be a maj 13 since it's diatonic?


If it's 1 3 5 6 7: it's a Maj13

If it's 1 3 5 6 b7: it's a 13th (dominant)


Db, F,Ab,Bb,Cb = 1 3 5 6(13) b7


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It's a Db7 add 13. You really COULD, especially on guitar, call it a Db13, with no problem, since by necessity, there are plenty of omissions when it comes to certain extensions on the guitar.

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I'm pretty sure that once you have the 7th in there, the term "add" no longer applies.
"add" chords seem to be mostly (if not exclusively) triads with an added note above the 7th, but without including 7th. Once the 7th is in there you just call them by the extension (9, 11, 13) and the type (Maj, min dom)

Even on piano, or when writing 4 part harmony, you still often omit notes for chords with upper extensions for the simple fact that there are more notes in the chord than there are voices.
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Last edited by GuitarMunky at Apr 28, 2011,
#11
Ow and a small note if you want an add 13 chord you shoul!d derive it from the original scale.
So eminad13 in cmajor would still contain F#.
When you play it with only cmajor notes it would be b13
#12
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If it's 1 3 5 6 7: it's a Maj13

If it's 1 3 5 6 b7: it's a 13th (dominant)

^That's where I'm at D♭Maj13 or D♭13 depending on the quality of the 7th.
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