Let’s look at how to play a D6 chord on the piano. We’ll also learn the pattern for building any sixth chord.
What Are Sixth Chords?
You can learn how to build major scales here.
How to Play a D6 Chord
Then we’ll add the sixth note of the same scale to the chord: B.
So to play a D6 chord on the piano, we’ll play:
D – F♯ – A – B
You can use this pattern to build any sixth chord. First build a major chord by playing 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 play a D6 chord on the piano, and you can use this pattern to build any sixth chord!
Using patterns to build chords is lots of fun, because you can use one pattern again and again, starting on different notes. And once you begin seeing the patterns on the piano, you also begin seeing the possibilities!