9, 11, 13 Chords | Guitar Extended Chords 

beginning guitarist chord theory series: how to learn guitar chords - beginner to advanced chords fretboard mapping jazz guitar music theory Feb 09, 2021

Extensions are notes above 7, ie. 9, 11, 13. Chords (guitar wise or not) that use them are extended chords. On the guitar extended chords are a little tricky to figure out, but fear not, this is a solid introduction to extended guitar chords.

Weekly Lesson #61

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Lesson Description

Remember that Seinfeld bit where he says,

"What's the deal with 9, 11, 13 chords? Guitar is so complicated . . . Chord extensions? Sounds like something in my dad's garage!"

Okay, maybe he never said that. But if Seinfeld ever did want to know what the deal is with guitar extended chords, then this video would explain it to him.

Whether you just heard of them now, or you've been playing them for years, this lesson will help you gain a complete understanding of what guitar chord extensions are.

I include plenty of examples so you can hear how beautiful they are.

I can hear Seinfeld now, sitting there with a guitar, "

Extended chords? They should be called pretentious chords because they think they sound so much better than other chords."

Alright... I'll workshop my bits a little more before including them next time. :) 

I hope you enjoy the lesson! 


Video Lesson Content Outline with Links:

0:00 - Intro
0:31 - What do 9, 11, and 13 chords mean? 
3:35 - When to say 2, 4, 6 vs 9, 11, 13
5:02 - “Add chords” (ie. add9)
5:24 - Cmaj9 vs Cadd9
6:29 - More examples of guitar extended chords
8:59 - The real learning happens during practice
9:15 - Coming up next! / Outro 


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Final Thoughts

Hopefully this helped you gain an understanding of 9, 11, 13 chords, guitar extended chords, music theory, and harmony. I’m excited to show you how these guitar chord extensions apply to jazz guitar in the next lesson. 

I hope you enjoyed this lesson and found it beneficial. Let me know what you thought. 

Thanks! :) 

- Jared

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