Minor Sixth Chords
Let’s look at how to play a Dm6 chord on the piano. We’ll also learn the pattern for building any minor sixth chord.
What Are Minor Sixth Chords?
Then to convert the minor chord into a minor sixth chord, we’ll add the sixth note of the matching major scale (learn how to build a major scale here).
How to Play a Dm6 Chord
Let’s build a Dm6 chord on the piano. We’ll start with a Dm chord, using the first, third and fifth notes of the D minor scale: D – F – A
Then we’ll add the sixth note of the D major scale to the chord: B
So to play a Dm6 chord, we’ll play:
D – F – A – B
Other Chord Types
There are many other chord types you can learn to play. Here are some others:
Now you know how to play a Dm6 chord on the piano, and you can use this pattern to build any minor sixth chord.
Understanding the patterns used to build different chords makes the piano easier to understand. Once you understand a pattern for a particular type of chord, you can apply it again and again, starting on different notes!