Examples of 13 chords in songs

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  1. To Need a Woman

    To Need a Woman Senior Member

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    Of course I mean for the sake of my ear. This is kind of the only example I know with a 13 chord, in this FANTASTIC song, and it's a bloody good example too:

    D13, first chord of the song - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxKxeblE7u0

    I'd been playing this for a while, but only recently realised it was a 13 chord! It can be played as -xx0577-. The only shape I knew for 13 chords was the like of -3x345x-

    Keep posting, and hopefully I'll get 13 examples within no time!

    Thanks
     
  2. JonR

    JonR Senior Member

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    Good question... I only know of one offhand: the last chord in the bridge of James Taylor's You've Got a Friend, at 3:21 here (timed a few seconds before it):
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEkIou3WFnM&t=197
    It's E13.
    Interestingly, Carole King doesn't play a 13 in her version.
     
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    To Need a Woman Senior Member

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    Thanks,

    It works well like 0x6779
     
  4. JonR

    JonR Senior Member

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    Yes that' s how I'd play it, or maybe x-7-6-7-7-9.

    He actually played with capo on 2, so it would have been a D13 shape - same as in your first post. (In a couple of live videos I checked, he doesn't bother with it, playing what seems like a straight D7, maybe with a sus4 embellishment - great shame, as that 13 is one of the best moments in the original IMO.)
     
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    To Need a Woman Senior Member

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    Didn't Hendrix play it a lot? I heard he used sometimes play it with his thumb on the root, as 3x3455
     
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    JonR Senior Member

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    That's quite a common jazz shape, but I don't know any Hendrix examples.
     
  7. SteveGangi

    SteveGangi V.I.P. Member

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    Yup, jazzers like it. For instance, Misty starts right off with it.

    Look (G13) ... at ... me (Cmaj7) ...I'm as helpless...
     
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