B 13th chord

B13 chord for piano presented by keyboard diagrams.
Explanation: The B thirteenth is a seven-note chord. Due to practical circumstances, some notes (as a suggestion fifth, ninth, and eleventh) are omitted and the chord is played inverted. The chord is sometimes played with both hands. The chord is often abbreviated as B13.
Omissions: B13(no3): B - F# - A - C# - E - G#; B13(no5): B - D# - A - C# - E - G#.
Theory: The B thirteenth chord is constructed by adding a third to an eleventh chord.


B13 chord diagram
Notes: B - D# - F# - A - C# - E - G#

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B13 inversions and voicings

B13 chord diagram
One of many possible inversions (with the 5th and the 11th omitted)

B13 chord diagram
One of many possible two-hand voicings (the 13th is added to a B7th voicing)

B chord categories

B Bm B7 Bm7 Bmaj7 BmM7 B6 Bm6 B6/9 B5 B9 Bm9 Bmaj9 B11 Bm11 Bmaj11 B13 Bm13 Bmaj13 Badd B7-5 B7+5 Bsus Bdim Bdim7 Bm7b5 Baug Baug7