How to Play an E Flat 6 Chord on the Piano

Sixth Chords

Let’s look at how to play an E flat 6 chord on the piano. We’ll also learn the pattern for building any other sixth chord.

What Are Sixth Chords?

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

So to play a sixth chord, we’ll start with a major chord. We can build a major chord 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 an E Flat 6 Chord on the Piano

To play an E flat 6 chord, we’ll start with an E flat major chord. We can build an E flat major chord using the first, third and fifth notes of the E flat major scale: E♭ – G – B♭

Then we’ll add the sixth note of the E flat major scale to the chord: C

So to play an E flat 6 chord, we’ll play:

E♭ – G – B♭ – C

e flat 6 chord piano

We can use this pattern to build any other sixth chord, by playing the first, third, fifth and sixth notes 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 of the other chord types you can learn are:

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

Conclusion

Now you know how to build an E flat 6 chord, and you can use this pattern to build other sixth chords!

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

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