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Intermediate Guitar Lesson 18

Major 6 Triads

By Brian Turner

The Major 6 chord (C6) omitting the 5 and adding the 6. The major triad has the 1st, 3rd, and 5th intervals.The 6th interval is a whole step (2 frets) higher than the 5th. The 1st, 3rd, and 6th interval creates a Major 6 chord. In the exercise below the major is shown first to illustrate how the 5th of each major triad is raised 1 whole tone (2 frets) creating the Major 6.

A TIP! The Major 6's fingerings are the same as the same the Am triads.

major 6 triad guitar chords

C6 horizontally up the neck

6th triad guitar chords

C6 vertically across the neck

Major 6th triad guitar chords

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