How to Play A7(b13) Chord on Guitar | A Dominant Seventh Flat Thirteen Added

A 7(b13) position 1 guitar chord diagram

The A7(b13) chord is made up of the Root, Major Third, Perfect Fifth, Minor Seventh, and Flat Thirteen

You may find this chord denoted as:

  • A Dominant Seventh Flat Thirteen Added
  • A Dom7b13
  • A 7b13
  • A 7-13
  • A7(b13)

The A7(b13) chord is made up of the notes A, C#, E, G, and F

Notes in the A 7(b13) chord:

A C# E G F

Chord structure of the Dominant Seventh Flat Thirteen Added chord:

1
b2
2
b3
3
4
b5
5
#5
6
b7
7

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A7(b13) Guitar Chord Shapes

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Position 1
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A 7(b13) position 1 guitar chord diagram

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How to create your own A 7(b13) chord fingerings

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.

5
b7
1
5
b13
b13
3
1
5
b7
b13
b7
3
1
5
b7
1
b13
3
1
5
b7
b13
3
5
3
1
b13
b7
3
5
b7
1
5

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