#1
Hey, I've come up with a phrasing for a Cmaj13 chord (I believe that's it) for a seven string. I thought last night that since it uses seven notes, and seven strings... tried to come up with voicings. Here's a voicing for it, in order of notes:

E|-5--
G|-6--
B|-7--
D|-9--
A|-10-
E|-12-
B|-13-


Unfortunately, it's not very easily moveable, and I don't possess seven fingers; I would like the chord to ring out.

So can anyone help me please to find a simpler voicing that utilises all notes of the C major scale?


As a side note, after experimenting, I swear Ocarina of Time's intro music uses multiple types of 13 chords like I phrased above...
#2
I've come up with this:
E|-13-
G|-12-
B|-12-
D|-12-
A|-12-
E|-12-
B|-13-
I like the sound this one gives. The tritone up top really gives it some flavour.

And this one, without the tritone... but also, lacking the 11th, but that's okay.
E|-12-
G|-12-
B|-12-
D|-12-
A|-12-
E|-12-
B|-13-
Last edited by Dayn at Jan 10, 2007,
#3

E -------5----------------5
B -10--- 5--------1---0---5
G -7-----4---14---2---2---7
D -9---------14---2---2---9
A -7-----3---14---2---3---X
E -8----------------------8
B -----------13------------

Between a chord that has more notes and a chord with less notes, you would normally choose the one with less notes. (My 2nd and 3rd voicings are the exact same thing, but played on different string sets.) Try to play around with lowering and raising notes by octaves. It really gives you a lot more resources to play with.

Just as I was about to post this, I made a discovery. The C(R), E(3), B(7), and A(13) are all included in Am(add9). Those are the notes that define the sound of a maj13, so anytime a maj13 is written, you can use the m(add9) form of the root's relative minor(the 6/13). Here are some basic forms for you to modify and/or move as you see fit:


E 7---8----12---17---5
B 5---10---12---13---5
G 5---9----14---16---5
D 7---9----10---14---9
A --------------------
E --------------------
B --------------------


Following just this vein of thought, there are many other forms to choose from.
Last edited by titopuente at Jan 10, 2007,
#4
I cant be 100% sure if its playable since i dont have a 7 string guitar but how bout:

-1-
-3-
-2-
-2-
-3-
-3-
-0-
#5
-0-
-0-
-0-
-0-
-0-
-1-
-1-

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