How to Play a Bm6 Chord on the Piano

Minor Sixth Chords

Let’s look at how to play a Bm6 chord on the piano. We’ll also learn the pattern for building any other minor sixth chord.

What Are Minor Sixth Chords?

Minor sixth chords are minor chords with an added note. The added note is the sixth note of the matching major scale.

To build a minor sixth chord, we’ll start by building a minor chordMinor chords are built by taking the matching major chord, and lowering the middle note 1/2 step.

Then to convert the minor chord into a minor sixth chord, we’ll add the sixth note of the matching major scale.

How to Play a Bm6 Chord

So to build a Bm6 chord, we’ll start by building a B minor chord. We can build a B minor chord by taking a B major chord, B – D♯ – F♯, and lowering the middle note 1/2 step: B – D – F♯

Then we’ll add the sixth note of the B major scale to the chord: G♯

So to play a Bm6 chord, we’ll play:

B – D – F♯ – G♯

bm6 chord piano

You can use this pattern to build any other minor sixth chord, by first building a minor chord, then adding the sixth note of the matching major scale.

piano chords chart pdf printable

Chord Types Printable

Learn to play 17 types of piano chords using 12 different root notes with this 35-page PDF! Chords are sorted both by their root note and type.

Other Chord Types

Some other chord types you can learn are:

Major
Minor
Augmented
Diminished
Second
Minor Second
Suspended
Fifth
Sixth
Seventh
Minor Seventh
Major Seventh
Ninth
Minor Ninth
Major Ninth

Conclusion

Now you know how to build a Bm6 chord on the piano, and you can build any other minor sixth chord!

Using chords to learn and play the piano is a wonderful way to enjoy music!

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