#1
What are the chord constructions of more advance chords like 7ths, 9ths, and 13ths?

I know the basic ones (I think, correct me if I'm wrong) and would like to know more.
Major - 1 3 5
Minor - 1 b3 5 b7
Dominant - 1 3 5 b7


Thanks in advance
#2
You add a 9th, 11th, or 13th to a dominant, major 7, minor 7, or minor major 7 chord. Often times, you can leave the 5th out.

You already know how to build a 7 (dominant) chord.
#3
sus2 = 1 2 5
sus4 = 1 4 5
diminshed = 1 b3 b5
diminished 7th = 1 b3 b5 6
augmented = 1 3 #5
augmented 7th = 1 3 #5 #7 ( if there is such a chord )

You then jsut add whatever notes you want apart from for the augmented and diminished chords. They have to be made up of purely major thirds ( augmented ) and minor thirds ( diminished ).
#4
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What are the chord constructions of more advance chords like 7ths, 9ths, and 13ths? I know the basic ones (I think, correct me if I'm wrong) and would like to know more.
Major - 1 3 5
Minor - 1 b3 5 b7
Dominant - 1 3 5 b7
Thanks in advance
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#5
The very basic ones are triads. There are 4 main triads and two suspended triads:

Major: 1 3 5
Minor: 1 b3 5
Augmented: 1 3 #5
Diminished: 1 b3 b5

Suspended 2nd: 1 2 5
Suspended 4th: 1 4 5


Search the UG lessons for chord construction. Theres a brilliant lesson on there.
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#6
Major: 1 3 5
Minor: 1 b3 5
7th: 1 3 5 b7
Minor 7th: 1 b3 5 b7
Major 7th: 1 3 5 7
Sus2: 1 2 5
Sus4: 1 4 5
Augmented:1 3 #5
Diminished: 1 b3 b5
Diminished 7th: 1 b3 b5 bb7 (Double Flat 7th)
6th: 1 3 5 6
Minor 6th: 1 b3 5 6
6/9: 1 3 5 6 9
9th: 1 3 5 b7 9
Minor 9th: 1 b3 5 b7 9
Major 9th: 1 3 5 7 9
11th: 1 3 5 b7 9 11
Minor 11th: 1 b3 5 b7 9 11
Major 11th: 1 3 5 7 9 11
13th: 1 3 5 b7 9 11 13
Minor 13th: 1 b3 5 b7 9 11 13
Major 13th: 1 3 5 7 9 11 13
5th: 1 5
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#8
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Augmented:1 #3 #5

ur message was really helpful, cheers! i hate to be a nob but the augmented one is wrong (sorry!). The augmented chord is 1 3 #5.
cos in C, we have C E G. if that goes to C E#(or F) G#, thats just a Fmin/C chord.
#9
^i know but i was in a rush so i posted it with Major 3rd by mistake but i edited it
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diminished 7th = 1 b3 b5 6

That would be 1 b3 b5 bb7


augmented 7th = 1 3 #5 #7 ( if there is such a chord )

The #7 is the same note as the 1
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#12
bb7 = 6

I was just using the theory of augmented chords being built up on major thirds for the augmented 7th. And yeah - you're right - #7 = 1.