Example1 GMaj 13, G13, Gm13 and G6 in five shapes
13th chords actually contain seven notes, but it is possible to emulate the sound required with a suitable four-note voicing. In general, for G major 13 we’d play: root, 3rd, 7th and 13th; for G13 it would be root, 3rd, and 13th, (the 13th should be above the and Gm13 is root, and 13th. Other voicings may also contain the 9th or 11th. For G6 we use: root, 3rd, 5th and 6th – the 6th substituted for the major 7. Try out these handy voicings.