Guitar chord Ab13(b9) - diagrams and theory

Ab 13(b9) guitar chord shapes

This chord is made up of the Root, Major Third, Perfect Fifth, Minor Seventh, Minor Ninth, Major Eleventh, and Major Thirteen

This chord is also spelled in the following ways:

  • Ab Dominant Thirteen Flat Nine
  • Ab 13-9
  • Ab 13b9
  • Ab13(b9)

The notes of the Ab Dominant Thirteen Flat Nine chord are Ab, C, Eb, Gb, Bbb, Db, and F

Notes that compose the Ab 13(b9) chord:

Ab C Eb Gb Bbb Db F

Tones in the Dominant Thirteen Flat Nine chord:

1
b2
2
b3
3
4
b5
5
#5
6
b7
7
8
b9
9
#9
11
#11
13

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Ab Dominant Thirteen Flat Nine Guitar Chord Fingers Positions

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Chord tones in te Ab 13(b9) chord

You can create any fingering you like on any part of the fretboard, just play some of the chord tones shown in the map below. Some shapes will sound good, some less, let your ears decide!

b9
13
3
1
5
13
b7
11
b9
b7
13
3
1
5
b7
11
1
b9
3
b9
13
11
1
5
b7
b9
3
5
13
3
11
1
b7
11
b9
13
3
5
b7
11
1
5
b9

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