Major Thirteenth Intervals

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Major Thirteenth Intervals

A major thirteenth interval is the distance from any note to a note twenty-one half-steps away either ascending or descending. Another definition is an perfect octave plus a major sixth. It is a consonant interval.

Playing major thirteenths on the guitar requires using the pick to strike the low note and the second finger to strike the high note. Strike the low note with a downward motion and strike the high note with an upward motion, as if you are trying to pinch the strings.

Be sure your guitar is in tune before playing the following examples.

A Major Thirteenth Interval on the Guitar

A major thirteenth above A is F# an octave above A.

Guitar tablature of A major thirteenth intervals

Bb (A#) Major Thirteenth Interval on the Guitar

A major thirteenth above Bb is G an octave above Bb.

A major thirteenth above A# is Fx (F double sharp) an octave above A#. Notice that Fx is actually a G note. However, a G an octave above A# is not a major thirteenth. Therefore, an Fx is used.

Guitar tablature of A#/Bb major thirteenth intervals

B Major Thirteenth Interval on the Guitar

A major thirteenth above B is G# an octave above B.

Note: Cb is a B. A major thirteenth above Cb is Ab an octave above.

Guitar tablature of B major thirteenth intervals

C Major Thirteenth Interval on the Guitar

A major thirteenth above C is A an octave above C.

Note: B# is a C. A major thirteenth above B# is Gx (G double sharp) an octave above.

Guitar tablature of C major thirteenth intervals

Db (C#) Major Thirteenth Interval on the Guitar

A major thirteenth above Db is Bb an octave above Bb.

A major thirteenth above C# is A# an octave above C#.

Guitar tablature of C#/Db major thirteenth intervals

D Major Thirteenth Interval on the Guitar

A major thirteenth above D is B an octave above D.

Guitar tablature of D major thirteenth intervals

Eb (D#) Major Thirteenth Interval on the Guitar

A major thirteenth above Eb is C an octave above Eb.

A major thirteenth above D# is B# an octave above D#. Notice that B# is actually a C note. However, a C an octave above D# is not a major thirteenth. Therefore, a B# is used. Guitar tablature of D#/Eb major thirteenth intervals

E Major Thirteenth Interval on the Guitar

A major thirteenth above E is C# an octave above E.

Note: Fb is an E. A major thirteenth above Fb is Db an octave above Fb.

Guitar tablature of E major thirteenth intervals

F Major Thirteenth Interval on the Guitar

A major thirteenth above F is D an octave above F.

Note: E# is an F. A major thirteenth above E# is Cx an octave above E#.

Guitar tablature of F major thirteenth intervals

F# (Gb) Major Thirteenth Interval on the Guitar

A major thirteenth above F# is D# an octave above F#.

A major thirteenth above Gb is Eb an octave above Gb.

Guitar tablature of F#/Gb major thirteenth intervals

G Major Thirteenth Interval on the Guitar

A major thirteenth above G is E an octave above G.

Guitar tablature of G major thirteenth intervals

Ab (G#) Major Thirteenth Interval on the Guitar

A major thirteenth above Ab is F an octave above Ab.

A major thirteenth above G# is E# an octave above G#. Notice that E# is actually an F note. However, an F an octave above G# is not a major thirteenth. Therefore an E# is used.

Guitar tablature of G#/Ab major thirteenth intervals

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