Major 6 Chords

The Major 6 chord is based on the 1st (Root) - 3rd - 5th & 6th notes of a major scale. Inversions change the order of the notes by playing a different note as the lowest note of the chord. The chord symbols are written using a slash (/) such as C6/E which means to play a C6 chord with the E note as the lowest note in the chord. These chord symbols are common to other instruments such as keyboards.

There are 4 types of inversions;

Inversion Name Scale Notes Chord Symbol Chord Notes
  Root Position   1  3  5  6   C6   =  C  E  G A
  1st Inversion   3  5  6  1   C6/E   =  E  G  A  C
  2nd Inversion   5  6  1  3   C6/G   =  G  A C  E
  3rd Inversion   6  1  3  5   C6/A   =  A  C  E  G
NOTE - Some chords share a note on same fret.
Inversions off the 6th string

Inversions off the 5th string


Inversions off the 4th string

Right Handed
Left Handed
  Major   Major - Left
  Minor   Minor - Left
  Ma6   Ma6 - Left
  m6   m6 - Left
  Ma7   Ma7 - Left
  m7   m7 - Left
  m7b5   m7b5 - Left
  dim7   dim7 - Left
  7th   7th - Left
  7sus4   7sus4 - Left
 



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