You will find a number of piano chord diagrams here.
Learn how to form major, minor, diminished, diminished seventh, augmented, suspended fourth, seventh suspended fourth, dominant seventh, minor seventh, major seventh, minor sixth and major sixth piano chords.
More advanced players can learn how to form jazz piano chords. These include a variety of ninth, eleventh and thirteenth piano chords.
In this free piano lesson we take a look at major sixth and minor sixth chord diagrams. We shall start with major sixth chords.
How do you form a major sixth chord? You combine the root, third, fifth, and sixth of the major scale. What is the symbol for major 6th? It’s M6 or 6. For instance, F major sixth is written FM6 or just F6.
Major sixth piano chord diagrams
Here are all 12 major 6 chords and the notes that form them.
- C major sixth – C, E, G, A
- C sharp major sixth – C sharp, E sharp, G sharp, A sharp
- D major sixth – D, F sharp, A, B
- E flat, major sixth – E flat, G, B flat, C
- E major sixth – E, G, sharp, B, C sharp
- F major sixth – F, A, C, D
- F sharp major sixth – F sharp, A sharp, C sharp, D sharp
- G major sixth – G, B, D, E
- A flat major sixth – A flat, C E flat, F
- A major sixth – A, C sharp, E, F sharp
- B flat major sixth – B flat, D, F, G
- B major sixth – B, D sharp, F sharp, G sharp
How do you form a minor sixth chord? To build a minor sixth chord, combine the root, flat third, fifth, and sixth of the major scale. What is the symbol for minor sixth? It’s mi6 or -6. For instance, G minor sixth is written Gmi6 or G-6.
Minor sixth piano chord diagrams
Here are all 12 minor 6 chords and the notes that form them.
- C minor sixth – C, E flat, G, A
- C sharp, minor sixth – C sharp, E, G sharp, A sharp
- D minor sixth – D, F, A, B
- E flat, minor sixth – E flat, G flat, B flat, C
- E minor sixth – E, G, B, C sharp
- F minor sixth – F, A flat, C, D
- F sharp minor sixth – F sharp, A, C sharp, D sharp
- G minor sixth – G, B flat, D, E
- A flat, minor sixth – A flat, C flat, E flat, F
- A minor sixth – A, C, E, F sharp
- B flat, minor sixth – B flat, D flat, F, G
- B minor sixth – B, D, F sharp, G sharp
For other piano chord diagrams and to learn how to form other types of chords go to the free piano chords section.
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