Let’s look at how to play an A6 chord on the piano. We’ll also learn the pattern for building any sixth chord.
What Are Sixth Chords?
To convert the major chord into a sixth chord, we’ll add the sixth note of the same scale.
How to Play an A6 Chord
Then we’ll add the sixth note of the A major scale to the A major chord: F♯
So to play an A6 chord, we’ll play:
A – C♯ – E – F♯
You can use this pattern to build any sixth chord on the piano. First built a major chord using the first, third and fifth notes of the matching major scale. Then add the sixth note of the same scale to the chord.
Other Chord Types
There are many other chord types you can learn. Here are some others:
Now you know how to build an A6 chord on the piano, and you can use this pattern to build all other sixth chords!
Using chords to learn the piano is a wonderful way to learn quickly and to enjoy greater levels of creativity at the piano.