A6 Guitar Chord – How to Play

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Have you been seeing the eponymous A6 guitar chord on various chord diagrams and wondered just what it might mean? Are you in the market to learn some delightful new chords that can expand your ever widening arsenal of chords and ideas? Are you simply curious to learn, no matter what it is?

Then you have stumbled upon the right place, for today we will quickly be running through what makes an A6 guitar chord and how you can play it in the most basic position.

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How to Play the A6 Chord

As with all other guitar chords, there are several ways you might go about playing a major sixth chord, but for the purposes of haste and economy, we will only be exploring the most central way today. However, do not let this stop you from experimenting in the future once you have mastered this shape. As logn as you have the root note down, you can transpose a chord more or less however you want.

So, below you will see the A6 chord, which can appear under a variety of alternate names, like A major 6 chord or A major 6th chord. It is called this precisely because it is raising the 6th degree of the scale so that it takes a pride of place within the chord.

a6 guitar chord

The E string will be muted – as exhibited with the cross on the low E string – for this bass note has no place in the chord. Search around the strings and you will see an E higher in pitch in the chord, though it would not do as a bass note.

With your other free fingers you will want to press down on the 4th fret of the D string, the 2nd fret of the G string, and the 2nd fret of the B string. The eponymous 6th of the chord is covered by by this pressing down of the 4th fret of the D string, raising the 5th of the chord E to an F#, instilling within the harmony that trademark 6th scale degree that gives the chord its characteristic sound and feel.

Final Tones

So, there you have it! Hopefully your curiosity about the A6 guitar chord has now been satiated and you are feeling able to integrate this chord into your own harmonic arsenal, feeling fit and ready to make use of it in musical peregrinations to come!

FAQs A6 Guitar Chord

What is A6 chord on guitar?

An A6 chord is a type of chord that raises the 5th scale degree of the chord to 6th, providing a subjectively interesting and characteristic tonal and harmonic quality that some might consider desirable. On a guitar, this can be played all over the fretboard, but is most easily found where a normal A chord would be played.

What is an A6 in music?

An A6 chord is a type of chord that raises the 5th scale degree of the chord to 6th, providing a subjectively interesting and characteristic tonal and harmonic quality that some might consider desirable. Though known through a number of other names, the A6 is likely the most common way to notate this chord.

What is G6 in guitar?

A G6 chord is a type of chord that raises the 5th scale degree of the chord to 6th, providing a subjectively interesting and characteristic tonal and harmonic quality that some might consider desirable. Though known through a number of other names, the G6 is likely the most common way to notate this chord.

How do you play E6 chord on guitar?

An E6 chord is a type of chord that raises the 5th scale degree of the chord to 6th, providing a subjectively interesting and characteristic tonal and harmonic quality that some might consider desirable. On a guitar, this can be played all over the fretboard, but is most easily found where a normal E chord would be played.

By Nate Pallesen

Nate is just your average (above average) guitar player. He's no Joe Satriani, Jimi Hendrix or Jimmy Page - wait this site is about acoustic guitars (sorry) He's no Django Reinhardt, Chet Atkins, or Michael Hedges, wait? who!? He's no Robert Johnson, Eric Clapton or Ben Harper - more familiar? Anyway you get the point :-)

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