Let’s look at how to play a B6 chord on the piano. We’ll also learn the pattern for building any other sixth chord.
What Are Sixth Chords?
So to play a sixth chord, we’ll start with a major chord. Major chords are built using the first, third and fifth notes of the matching major scale. Then to convert the major chord into a sixth chord, we’ll add the sixth note of the matching major scale.
How to Play a B6 Chord
Then we’ll add the sixth note of the B major scale to the chord: G♯
So to play a B6 chord, we’ll play:
B – D♯ – F♯ – G♯
We can use this pattern to build any other sixth chord, by first building a major chord, then adding the sixth note of the matching major scale.
Other Chord Types
Some other chord types you can learn are:
Now you know how to play a B6 chord on the piano, and you can use this knowledge to play any other sixth chord!
Using chords to learn the piano is a great way to enjoy and create music!