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FMaj13: x85755 (R-9-13-7-3)

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I usually go for 3 or 4 note chords, but sometimes as an arpeggio or in a chord melody, I reach for a big, fat one. That FMaj13 is doubly cool because it has two second intervals in it (F-G and D-E). I checked and it's not in Chord Chemistry.

You can even take it further as a Bb lydian chord: BbMaj13#11: 685755 (R-5-13-9-#11-7)

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(Add 2) chords! You know, the Steely Dan "mu" chord. I used to resist them, but I like the resolution from an altered chord to an (add 2) chord because all the movement is in half steps (three down and one up). Let me demonstrate: G7 to C (G7altered to C(add 2)).

xx3444 -> xx2533
xx6867 -> xx5758
xx9.10.9.11 -> xx10.9.8.10
xx13.13.12.13 -> xx12.12.13.12

You can turn these into minor V-i's by lowered the third in the second chord:
xx3444 -> xx1533,
xx6867 -> xx5748 etc...
 
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