How to construct and play the 6 chord

Name

The 6 is also named sixth

Alternative name

Use add6 instead of 6

Use add13 instead of 6

Use M6 instead of 6

Quality

A 6 is a Major chord

Intervals

How to construct a 6 chord?

Use the following intervals in any order to construct this chord. Start on a specific note on which you want to construct this chord from (for instance the note "C") and calculate each interval on top of it. Afterwards, you will be able to play it on your instrument.

Perfect unison

Has 0 semitones and spans 1 naturals.

Major third

Has 4 semitones and spans 3 naturals.

Perfect fifth

Has 7 semitones and spans 5 naturals.

Major sixth

Has 9 semitones and spans 6 naturals.

Scales

Cheatsheet

Play the 6 chord in any key

You can play a Csixth with the following notes.

C   E   G   A  

Sheet music of C sixth in three octaves.

The notes of the C6 chord written down in sheet music.
C6 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
C6 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
C6 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
C6 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
C6 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
C6 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for C sixth.

C6 piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a C#sixth with the following notes.

C#   E#   G#   A#  

Sheet music of C# sixth in three octaves.

The notes of the C#6 chord written down in sheet music.
C#6 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
C#6 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
C#6 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
C#6 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
C#6 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
C#6 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for C# sixth.

C#6 piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a Dbsixth with the following notes.

Db   F   Ab   Bb  

Sheet music of Db sixth in three octaves.

The notes of the Db6 chord written down in sheet music.
Db6 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Db6 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Db6 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Db6 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Db6 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Db6 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for Db sixth.

Db6 piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a Dsixth with the following notes.

D   F#   A   B  

Sheet music of D sixth in three octaves.

The notes of the D6 chord written down in sheet music.
D6 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
D6 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
D6 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
D6 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
D6 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
D6 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for D sixth.

D6 piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a D#sixth with the following notes.

D#   F##   A#   B#  

Sheet music of D# sixth in three octaves.

The notes of the D#6 chord written down in sheet music.
D#6 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
D#6 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
D#6 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
D#6 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
D#6 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
D#6 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for D# sixth.

D#6 piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a Ebsixth with the following notes.

Eb   G   Bb   C  

Sheet music of Eb sixth in three octaves.

The notes of the Eb6 chord written down in sheet music.
Eb6 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Eb6 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Eb6 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Eb6 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Eb6 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Eb6 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for Eb sixth.

Eb6 piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a Esixth with the following notes.

E   G#   B   C#  

Sheet music of E sixth in three octaves.

The notes of the E6 chord written down in sheet music.
E6 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
E6 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
E6 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
E6 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
E6 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
E6 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for E sixth.

E6 piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a Fsixth with the following notes.

F   A   C   D  

Sheet music of F sixth in three octaves.

The notes of the F6 chord written down in sheet music.
F6 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
F6 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
F6 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
F6 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
F6 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
F6 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for F sixth.

F6 piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a F#sixth with the following notes.

F#   A#   C#   D#  

Sheet music of F# sixth in three octaves.

The notes of the F#6 chord written down in sheet music.
F#6 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
F#6 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
F#6 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
F#6 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
F#6 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
F#6 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for F# sixth.

F#6 piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a Gbsixth with the following notes.

Gb   Bb   Db   Eb  

Sheet music of Gb sixth in three octaves.

The notes of the Gb6 chord written down in sheet music.
Gb6 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Gb6 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Gb6 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Gb6 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Gb6 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Gb6 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for Gb sixth.

Gb6 piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a Gsixth with the following notes.

G   B   D   E  

Sheet music of G sixth in three octaves.

The notes of the G6 chord written down in sheet music.
G6 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
G6 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
G6 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
G6 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
G6 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
G6 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for G sixth.

G6 piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a G#sixth with the following notes.

G#   B#   D#   E#  

Sheet music of G# sixth in three octaves.

The notes of the G#6 chord written down in sheet music.
G#6 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
G#6 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
G#6 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
G#6 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
G#6 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
G#6 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for G# sixth.

G#6 piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a Absixth with the following notes.

Ab   C   Eb   F  

Sheet music of Ab sixth in three octaves.

The notes of the Ab6 chord written down in sheet music.
Ab6 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Ab6 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Ab6 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Ab6 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Ab6 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Ab6 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for Ab sixth.

Ab6 piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a Asixth with the following notes.

A   C#   E   F#  

Sheet music of A sixth in three octaves.

The notes of the A6 chord written down in sheet music.
A6 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
A6 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
A6 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
A6 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
A6 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
A6 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for A sixth.

A6 piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a A#sixth with the following notes.

A#   C##   E#   F##  

Sheet music of A# sixth in three octaves.

The notes of the A#6 chord written down in sheet music.
A#6 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
A#6 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
A#6 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
A#6 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
A#6 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
A#6 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for A# sixth.

A#6 piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a Bbsixth with the following notes.

Bb   D   F   G  

Sheet music of Bb sixth in three octaves.

The notes of the Bb6 chord written down in sheet music.
Bb6 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Bb6 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Bb6 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Bb6 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Bb6 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Bb6 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for Bb sixth.

Bb6 piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a Bsixth with the following notes.

B   D#   F#   G#  

Sheet music of B sixth in three octaves.

The notes of the B6 chord written down in sheet music.
B6 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
B6 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
B6 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
B6 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
B6 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
B6 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for B sixth.

B6 piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app