Music Theory Lesson

6 vs min6 Tones

Difficulty: beginner

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6 chords are constructed with the 1st, 3rd, 5th, and 6th notes of the major scale. A 6 chord is like a major chord with an added 6th.

Min6 chords are constructed with the 1st, b3rd, 5th, and 6th notes of the major scale. This min6 chord is like a minor chord with an added 6th.

E6

R5R36RR5R36R

This E6 chord shape is constructed of 1 (R for root), 3, 5, and 6.

Emin6

R5Rb36RR5Rb36R

This Emin6 chord shape is constructed of 1 (R for root), b3, 5, and 6.